Walking therapy and supervised exercise have been shown to improve walking distance for people with peripheral artery disease. A recent study has also suggested that supervised walking may be as effective as leg stents or bypass surgery for some people with PAD! Read more about the benefits of supervised exercise here. Health-related information on this website including text, graphics, images, and other material is for educational purposes only and therefore not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.