Richard D. Zorowitz MD


Recreational Therapist

Recreational therapists are health and rehabilitation professionals who provide treatment services and recreation activities to people who have disabilities or illnesses. They are also called therapeutic recreation specialists. Recreational therapists use arts and crafts, animals, sports, games, dance and movement…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Monitoring Your Body’s Response to Exercise

There are several ways to measure your body’s responses to exercise and other lifestyle changes. You may want to keep track of the following measurements during your exercise sessions at cardiac rehab and at home. Target heart rate Your target heart rate can guide you to how hard you need to exercise so you can get the…

Driving a Car After a Stroke

After a stroke, problems with your vision, speech, or ability to move can change your ability to drive safely. So you’ll need to get approval to drive again. This may be hard to accept. You may feel that this is a big loss of independence. But this approval is for the safety of yourself and others. Talk with your doctor…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Medicine and Exercise

If you are in a cardiac rehab program, you are probably taking medicines for your heart and for other health reasons. Some prescribed medicines can change your heart rate, blood pressure, and overall ability to exercise. It’s important for your rehab team to know what medicines you take. Give your rehab team a list of…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Emotional Health Benefits

Recovering from a heart problem means not only getting back your physical strength but also getting back your emotional and mental well-being. Having a positive outlook during your recovery and rehabilitation is necessary to help you recover physically, emotionally, and mentally. Remember that you are going to start…