cardiac rehabilitation

For individuals who have experienced heart-related issues, cardiac rehabilitation serves as a valuable intervention. Commonly prescribed for those recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, or other cardiovascular conditions, this comprehensive program encompasses exercise regimes, dietary planning, stress management, patient education, and more. The primary objectives are to expedite recovery and diminish the likelihood of future heart complications.

Tailored Care for Optimal Recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation not only enhances overall health and reduces health risks but also facilitates a swift return to cherished activities. Leveraging the expertise of physiotherapists and specialized professionals, it offers a personalized treatment plan designed to meet individual needs.

This rehabilitation is beneficial for individuals recuperating from:

  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve repair/replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Angioplasty (stent)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Non-debilitating stroke
  • Renovascular disease
  • Arrhythmias

Even for those without a history of heart problems but possessing multiple risk factors, cardiac rehab serves as a preventive measure. Risk factors may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

The advantages of cardiac rehabilitation are extensive:

  • Accelerates recovery
  • Enhances body strength
  • Reduces health risks
  • Promotes a healthier and longer life
  • Facilitates safe exercise
  • Supports weight loss
  • Restores engagement in former activities

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Our specialists meticulously assess the appropriate and safe exercise levels for each individual, tailoring a rehabilitation plan that encompasses aerobic exercises for heart health, dietary guidance, stress management techniques, smoking cessation support, heart health education, and assistance in managing heart medications.


While the timeframe for observing results varies, positive changes, such as relief from chest pain, weight loss, reduced stress, and improved mood, typically manifest shortly after commencing the rehabilitation program.


Cost and Coverage

Like many of our services, our physiotherapy treatments are often covered through employer, auto, or disability insurance. So treatments can be available at little or no cost to you. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.

What kind of exercises do you do in cardiac rehabilitation?
Riding a stationary bike, walking on a treadmill, resistance training, and working with weights are types of exercise you may do during cardiac rehabilitation. You will also likely do aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility exercises.
Can I do cardiac rehabilitation on my own?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. If you don’t feel well enough yet or can’t find a way to get to a rehab center, at-home or virtual care may be possible.
What is the acute phase of cardiac rehabilitation?
The acute phase of cardiac rehabilitation initially occurs soon after your cardiac event. An acute care physical therapist will work closely with your doctors, nurses, and other rehabilitation professionals to help you start to regain your mobility.