Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is an individualized outpatient exercise program for persons who have had a cardiac event. Participants will exercise three times a week while wearing a heart monitor. The program typically lasts for 36 sessions over 12 weeks, and includes risk factor modification, dietary consultation, and patient education sessions.
Phase III Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient maintenance program, for persons who have completed Phase II Cardiac Rehab or who have appropriate risk factor modification needs. Participants monitor their progress under the supervision of the rehabilitation staff.
Cardiac Rehab program benefits may include improved cardiovascular fitness, blood pressure control, weight loss, muscle toning, lowering of blood cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, maintenance or improvement in bone mineral density, nutritional counseling, stress management and socialization.
Phase II Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an individualized outpatient exercise program designed for the symptomatic pulmonary patient. The 20 - 36 session program meets twice a week. Participants are educated on respiratory anatomy and physiology, breathing retraining, bronchial hygiene, relaxation methods, and respiratory medication instruction.
Phase III Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an outpatient maintenance program, for persons who have completed Phase II Pulmonary Rehabilitation or who have qualifying respiratory disorders. Participants monitor their progress under the supervision of the rehabilitation staff.
Pulmonary Rehab program benefits may include improved range of motion, muscle toning, less breathing difficulties, and increased endurance for daily activities.
Cardio Pulmonary Rehab Program Details
Both programs are monitored by ALMH's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Medical Director, Dr. Chris Rivera, and staffed by ACLS certified registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists and an exercise physiologist.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is located in the Rehab Services department. Valet services are available Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information about these programs, please call the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department at 217-605-5550.