The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed for people who have heart disease.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically monitored and supervised program designed for people who have heart disease and/or symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Cardiac Rehabilitation helps the participant to:
- Recover after a heart attack, open heart surgery, angioplasty and other heart or leg interventions
- Learn about cardiovascular disease treatment, medications and long-term healthy lifestyle
- Reduce the potential of additional cardiovascular problems through risk factor modification
- Learn how to recognize symptoms and know when to seek treatment
- Regain and maintain an independent, self-sufficient lifestyle through improvement in strength and endurance
Participants are conveniently scheduled 2-3 days/week for up to 36 one-hour sessions. Treatment and exercise programs are individualized with oversight from qualified healthcare professionals including a registered nurse, respiratory therapist and exercise physiologist. Physician referral is required to participate. Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance programs as a vital component of comprehensive recovery from a cardiovascular event.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed for people with pulmonary disease.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a supervised program of exercise and education. Participants are typically scheduled twice each week for a maximum of 36 visits. You must have a referral from your physician to participate in the program. Pulmonary rehabilitation is open to individuals with a diagnosis of COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, cardiopulmonary fibrosis and other cardiopulmonary diseases. This is an insurance-covered program and your benefits will be confirmed prior to starting the program.
- Increase strength, endurance, self-reliance and exercise tolerance
- Enhance ability to perform activities of daily living
- Decrease number of hospitalizations
- Decrease episodes of shortness of breath
Staff and Support
Our program is staffed by a specially trained registered nurse, respiratory therapist and exercise physiologist who are experienced in working with participants to reach their rehabilitation goals. Our doctors provide oversight to ensure a medically safe program.
- Physical Training
- Specialized staff develop an individual and goal-oriented program
- Activities include cardiopulmonary and muscular training to enhance endurance and strength
- Exercise is tailored to the participant’s needs and abilities
- Each session is closely supervised with cardiac and cardiopulmonary monitoring
- A positive environment and approach focusing on progressive improvement each session
- Emphasis on enhancing participation in activities of daily living and daily coping skills
- Breathing techniques/relaxation skills
- Use of medications
- Current information on the latest medical treatments
- Living with supplemental oxygen