Methodist Hospitals looks at the whole picture when treating cardiovascular diseases and conditions, with rehabilitation programs designed to help patients achieve their highest level of functioning. Through the genuine caring and knowledgeable guidance of our rehab staff, hundreds of patients have learned how to control their disease. Programs include prescribed exercise, lifestyle counseling and group support.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Methodist Hospitals is a three phase program of comprehensive evaluation, prescribed exercise and lifestyle counseling. The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program can make a difference in the quality of life for participants and their families through their involvement in:
• Cardiovascular Evaluation
• Lifestyle Assessment
• Prescribed Supervised Exercise
• Nutritional Counseling (Individual and Group)
• Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
• Patient and Family Education and Counseling
Phase I is a program of exercise and education completed during a patient’s hospital stay.
Phase II is a short term outpatient program of exercise and education. Prior to entering Phase II, participants undergo a complete evaluation, including a physician supervised exercise stress test. During Phase II exercise sessions, heart rate, rhythm and blood pressure are closely monitored. Education sessions, designed to broaden knowledge of lifestyle changes and aid participants in the management of coronary artery disease, are an important part of the program. Phase II sessions are conducted for 1 1/2 hours, 3 times per week, for 4-12 weeks.*
Phase III is a long-term maintenance program of exercise and education designed to further increase and maintain cardiovascular health and fitness. Those eligible for Phase III also include individuals at risk for developing coronary artery disease.*
*Phase II and III are staffed by professional cardiac rehabilitation nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical exercise physiologists and a registered dietitian.
Compassionate, licensed therapists help individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Methodist Hospitals’ Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. Using state-of-the-art treatments, we will show you how to reduce and control the physical complications of your disease. Our goal is to provide you with greater independence in carrying out daily activities and reduce emergency room visits. By following our specialized program, you can actually decrease the number of days you spend in the hospital.
Adult Fitness Training
For patients who have completed rehabilitation programs, Methodist Hospitals provides an ongoing fitness maintenance program. In a health club-like environment, medically trained exercise physiologists design and oversee exercise programs that help patients stay healthy and fit.
The Methodist Hospitals Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Methodist Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation
753 East 81st Pl., Suite A, Merrillville, IN 46410
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