Cardiac rehabilitation provided by a trained, licensed physical therapist is a key component of a patient’s recovery following a heart attack. It helps improve a patient’s cardiovascular health, lowers the risk of suffering another heart attack, increases fitness, and enhances their overall lifestyle. If your medical team has recommended physical therapy as part of the recovery process, the staff at The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center invites you to visit our immaculately clean, state-of-the-art facility for a consultation. You’ll experience a level of experience, care, and personal service that sets our practice apart from the rest, from the very first moment you arrive!
Although you may have received some basic physical therapy while in the hospital, your doctor will advise when you are ready to take the next step. After consulting with your medical team and conducting a comprehensive evaluation, our physical therapist will create a personalized program designed to gradually increase your aerobic fitness, strengthen your muscles, and create improvements in your overall flexibility and balance.
Communication is the key to our work together, and we’ll carefully explain what our goals are for each exercise, listen to your concerns and answer any questions that arise during our treatment. Each step of the way, we will ensure that our program is proceeding at the proper pace by regularly monitoring your vital signs including your oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure.
Recent studies have indicated that cardiac rehabilitation has had positive results when it comes to avoiding another heart attack, and for living significantly longer. At The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center our goal is to provide a patient-centered experience that is simply unmatched, combining the latest advances with methods that have stood the test of time. If your doctor has recommended cardiac rehabilitation as part of your recovery after a heart attack, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation or evaluation.