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Cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation are medically supervised programs to help you improve physical, mental and social functioning after serious medical problems. The goals: reducing your overall risk of future disease, improving your functional capacity and helping you understand and control your health.
Our rehabilitation specialists will design a supervised exercise program tailored to your needs. You will play an active role in building healthier habits, working with a team of professionals who care for people with heart and lung disease.
Orientation lasts 60 to 90 minutes. The group discusses our services and behavioral changes that can improve your health. You will also fill out health information forms.
This is a one-on-one session. We will review your medical history, administer a fitness test and create a customized exercise program for you.
You’ll be guided through strength and cardiovascular exercises while your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored.
Most insurance companies offer cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation benefits. Our staff will assist in verifying your benefits. To qualify for insurance coverage, you need to meet certain medical criteria.
There may be other lung diseases that your insurance company may consider.