Exercising with POTS

Many of Taylor Schumacher’s workouts begin with a warm-up on the stationary bike. After being diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Schumacher’s goal is to rebuild the strength she possessed when she played softball in high school.

With Taylor Schumacher’s POTS, workouts have to be modified to allow for frequent breaks to give her blood time to flow normally. In addition, many of the exercises are done sitting or lying down.