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.

Program Goals

  • 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.

Program Components

  • 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

Social Component

  • A positive environment and approach focusing on progressive improvement each session
  • Emphasis on enhancing participation in activities of daily living and daily coping skills

Education

  • Breathing techniques/relaxation skills
  • Use of medications
  • Current information on the latest medical treatments
  • Living with supplemental oxygen
  • Nutrition