Cardiac Rehabilitation

captureDO YOUR PART FOR YOUR HEART

Cardiac Rehabilitation provides monitored medically supervised exercise, education, and support to people recovering from a heart even or dealing with a heart condition to start a safe exercise program.  It provides individualized plans to increase physical activity and fitness through medically supervised and monitored exercise. At Cumberland Healthcare, our dedicated and skilled staff assist you in helping to become stronger. Jane Nickell, RN customizes programs for each patient which includes education and an exercise program designed to help improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems. With support and encouragement from our experienced Rehabilitation Services staff, you’ll learn how to become more active and make lifestyle changes that can lead to a stronger heart.

YOU WILL:

  • Start a safe, monitored exercise program
  • Assess personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Assist with stress management
  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle changes in weight, eating and smoking cessation
  • Monitor and help control blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Assist and help to improve communication with your provider about your progress following your cardiac event

The Cumberland Cardiac Rehab program has met the standards and has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  www.AACVPR.org

Participants seeking cardiac rehabilitation services must first get a prescription from their cardiologist or their primary care provider. Please verify insurance coverage before starting.

For more information or questions, please call 715-822-7308 or fax information to 715-822-7301.

SUPERVISED EXERCISE FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD)

The PAD program is a medically supervised exercise program for people with intermittent claudication or pain in their legs with walking due to poor circulation to their legs. There is a decreased amount of blood reaching the muscles in the legs making them hurt with activity.

CONDITIONS:

  • Unexplained leg pain or cramping with exercise or walking
  • Leg or foot wounds that are slow to heal
  • Skin problems or discoloration on your legs and feet and/or poor nail growth
  • Cooler skin temperature in one or both legs
  • You have a history of diabetes, currently smoking or have smoked in the past, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, history of heart diseases

INTERVENTIONS:

  • Start a safe, monitored exercise program
  • Assist in smoking cessation
  • Assess personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Assist with stress management
  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle choices in diet
  • Monitor and help control blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Work with your doctor to improve communication about your progress

Cumberland Healthcare is now offering a supervised exercise therapy (SET) for people with PAD. Symptoms of PAD include pain or cramping in the calf, thigh or hip, especially during exercise; numbness and weakness in the legs, sores on toes, feet, and legs that will not heal; coldness in the lower leg and feet; and shiny skin on legs and/or feet. The program is recommended for all patients living with PAD to increase their mobility and help relieve their symptoms and improve their quality of life. By treating PAD, you will be reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation. The staff will help you develop an exercise program that is individualized to your specific needs. Exercise sessions will meet 3 days a week for 1 hour for up to 12 weeks.

For more information on PAD click here. (Peripheral Artery Disease)