What is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program? Cardiac Rehabilitation is a process by which patients restore themselves to their optimal level of health, physically, socially and emotionally. Claxton-Hepburn's Cardiac Rehabilitation program offers medically supervised exercise, education and counseling. The program begins about two to six weeks after you leave the hospital and lasts for about twelve weeks.
How often are the sessions? Sessions are usually three times a week with each session lasting about one hour.
What other things does the program include?The program also includes education which builds upon the information you received while in the hospital. Group and individual sessions cover topics that include healthy eating, smoking cessation, weight control, stress management, relaxation techniques and guidelines for physical activity at home and at work.
How do I get into the program?A physician referral is necessary to join the program.
Who monitors my progress?During the exercise period your electrocardiogram, blood pressure and exercise tolerance will be monitored by the cardiac rehabilitation staff.
Where is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center?The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is on the first floor of the Medical Center next to the Physical Therapy Department.
How much does it cost?The cost of cardiac rehabilitation is generally covered by medical insurance. The extent of your personal coverage for cardiac rehabilitation can be determined best by contacting your benefits office or insurance agent.
What can I do to keep fit after I finish the program?Our cardiac rehab program offers various levels of exercise. From the four stages of cardiac rehab and the Adult Fitness Program. Cardiac Rehabilitation can accommodate the health concerns and physical limitations of the participants.
What is the Adult Fitness Program?The Adult Fitness Program is a program designed to help people use exercise as a tool for better health. The program will improve your health in a safe and structured environment. It is supervised by an exercise specialist and targets those individuals with special exercise needs secondary to health problems and allows for those participating in primary prevention to be supervised during their exercise session. Exercise can help you avoid further progression of health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease.
To find out more about this affordable program, or any other phases of the cardiac rehab programs, contact us at the number below. Cardiac Rehab Department315-713-5650