The Autonomic Cardiovascular גדי ברטור 18-1
The Autonomic Cardiovascular Control System in Physical Therapy Treatments:
Gadi Bartur, Sara Peleg-Shani
The autonomic nervous system controls and regulates proper functioning of all the vital organs of the body. The functioning of the cardiovascular control system is commonly assessed non-invasively, by measuring Heart Rate Variability (HRV), during rest and activity. Autonomic instability presenting with signs of increased sympathetic tone is a common phenomenon following stroke, COPD, and chronic pain.
Aim: To propose the use of the HRV measure in physical therapy research and practice.
Results: The useof HRV to assess health and disease is well documented in the scientific literature.HRV can be influenced through physical training or paced breathing exercises. The autonomic cardiovascular system has been found to play a major role in relation to pain, cognitive functions, physical training,and physical and emotional resilience.
Keywords: Heart Rate Variability, Cardiovascular Control System, Biofeedback, Paced Breathing