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Cardiac
Rehabilitation

outpatient rehabilitation clinic
(307) 755-4730

Please call for additional information about our cardiac program or to schedule an appointment

This out­pa­tient based health ser­vice is for recov­ery and health main­te­nance after a heart relat­ed event as pre­scribed by your cardiologist.

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Through this 12-week pro­gram, empha­sis is focused on exer­cise, nutri­tion­al coun­sel­ing, and behav­ior change. This is a super­vised pro­gram that focus­es on 5 heart healthy components:

  • Reg­u­lar Exercise
  • Heart Healthy Nutrition
  • Stress Reduc­tion
  • Risk Fac­tor Management
  • Med­ical Therapy

Exer­cise

Dur­ing your time in car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion, you will spend time exer­cis­ing with your care team while being pro­vid­ed with edu­ca­tion on how to strength­en your heart and live a health­i­er life. Your care team will work with you to cre­ate an indi­vid­u­al­ized pro­gram tai­lored to your needs and goals.

Those that ful­ly par­tic­i­pate have been shown to expe­ri­ence the following:

  • Low­er risk for future heart-relat­ed events
  • Improved health fac­tors (e.g. blood pres­sure, cholesterol)
  • Improved abil­i­ty to per­form activ­i­ties of dai­ly living
  • Improved qual­i­ty of life

Exer­cise ses­sions are held 3 days a week (Mon­day, Wednes­day, and Friday)

Each exer­cise ses­sion lasts 1 hour and includes the following:

  • Aer­o­bic Exer­cise (e.g. tread­mill walk­ing, sta­tion­ary biking)
  • Strength Train­ing (e.g. dumb­bells and resistance-bands)
  • Bal­ance Exercises
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty Stretching

Dur­ing each ses­sion your vitals (blood pres­sure, heart rate, and oxy­gen) and ECG will be mon­i­tored and record­ed to ensure safety.

You will be pro­vid­ed with an exer­cise pre­scrip­tion that is designed to fit your fit­ness lev­el, goals, and the sever­i­ty of your heart condition.

Nutri­tion­al Counseling

You may not exer­cise every day, but you def­i­nite­ly eat every day — so the food that we eat can make a huge impact on our over­all health. In car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion, we focus on two main heart healthy diets: the Mediter­ranean Diet and the DASH diet. Heart healthy diets, like these, focus on a few key concepts:

Eat These:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Lean Meats
  • Healthy Fats

Avoid These:

  • Refined Car­bo­hy­drates
  • Added Sug­ars
  • Sweet­ened Beverages
  • Processed Foods

Behav­ior Change

Lifestyle fac­tors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in your heart dis­ease risk. We will help you iden­ti­fy and address the fac­tors that could have con­tributed to your car­diac event, including:

  • Smok­ing Cessation
  • Risk Fac­tor Management
  • Blood Pres­sure
  • Cholesterol/​Lipids
  • Dia­betes
  • Depression/​Anxiety

our team

Kenneth Robertson, MD
Medical Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Scarlett Barnes, MS
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider
Dusty Joy, EMTI
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider
Apryl Pote, BS
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider

tips to get the most from car­diac rehabilitation

Enroll: If your Car­di­ol­o­gist refers you to car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion, make sure you go! It is one of the best ways to improve your heart.

Attend:Try to sched­ule your ses­sions dur­ing a time you know you can attend. Reg­u­lar atten­dance and con­sis­ten­cy are keys to invest­ing in a bet­ter, health­i­er future.

Learn:Your car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion team is your best resource for infor­ma­tion. They can help you under­stand your con­di­tion, med­ica­tions, and lifestyle changes. Be sure to ask ques­tions and use them as a resource.

Set Goals: Work with your car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion team to set real­is­tic goals to help you progress safe­ly through the program.

Keep at it: After you com­plete the pro­gram, keep going! We offer a self-pay Phase III pro­gram. Your goal is to devel­op lifestyle changes and habits that can help you live a longer, health­i­er life.

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