Danny + Marilyn's Story

When Danny woke up in the middle of the night with chest pain, he and his wife, Marilyn, knew it was something serious. Danny was having a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. While in the hospital, he was referred to a rehabilitation program to help him get back into shape in a controlled environment monitored by various health-care providers, including physiotherapists.

“When Danny came home from physiotherapy and cardiology rehabilitation, he was just feeling so much more confident in himself and that he was going to recover and be able to get back to his normal activities,” says Marilyn.

Watch the video to hear Danny and Marilyn's entire story.

Overcoming major illness

Experiencing a major illness can feel like a big setback, leaving you nervous or unsure of your abilities. Sometimes a major illness also means you need help making the most of what you can do and adapting to your new normal. Physiotherapy can help you restore or optimize movement and function to regain your confidence.

From major illness to moving from hospital to home and ultimately into the community, a physiotherapist can be your health-care partner as you progress through your recovery by designing treatment strategies appropriate for your health and the environment you are in.