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The Goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Helping Patients Heal

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, or are experiencing chronic or acute heart disease, you may be referred for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized program that includes exercise and education, designed to help patients recover from cardiac disease, reduce and manage the symptoms, and improve their quality of life. In this article, we’ll look at how cardiac rehab can help you heal. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Importance of Cardiac Rehab Patient Education

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 24, 2019 2:54:08 PM

 

Patient education is a key component of cardiac rehabilitation. The training, guidance, counseling, and information you receive during your cardiac rehab program will help you create a more heart-healthy lifestyle, manage your own condition, and feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself. What you learn during cardiac rehab can literally save your life. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Who Can Benefit from a Cardiac Rehab Program?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 17, 2019 12:30:00 PM

You recently suffered from a heart attack – and while it was scary, you’re starting to feel better. You’re following your doctor’s orders by eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress wherever possible. So why does your doctor still think you need a cardiac rehabilitation program?  

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Four Cardiac Rehab Phases

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or acute cardiac condition, or recovering from cardiac surgery, your healthcare provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab has been proven to have significant benefits for patients: it can improve your quality of life, help you manage or reduce cardiac symptoms, and even lengthen your life.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Improve Quality of Life

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

If you struggle with acute or chronic heart disease, your medical provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab therapy can have substantial benefits, both in terms of improving your quality of life and reducing your risk of serious complications.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Understanding Rehabilitation Terms: A Guide for Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or long-term medical condition, your physician may recommend that you seek rehabilitative care. For many patients, this process can be overwhelming. How do you choose a rehab center? What kind of care do you need? Would it be better to seek an inpatient or outpatient program? 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, outpatient therapy

The Varied Causes and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Heart disease is incredibly common. Around 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.” 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

How to Set Goals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 3, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Pulmonary rehabilitation can be a highly effective form of treatment for the management of chronic lung diseases. To maximize your results, it can be helpful to set goals with your healthcare team. Physiopedia calls this process of formally establishing goals a “fundamental part of rehabilitation.” 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Treating COPD with Physical Therapy: Your Top 6 Questions Answered

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Since COPD causes breathing difficulties, even when you’re not moving, it may seem counter-intuitive to add physical activity to your daily regimen. Exercising with this condition may sound impossible or uncomfortable, to say the least.

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Rehabilitation Success Stories from Patients Injured at Work

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When someone is injured at work, it can disrupt their whole life. While the physical injury can take a toll, it can also impact someone both mentally and emotionally.

For patients who were injured on the job, they're typically required to attend therapy in order to return to a normal way of life as well as work, if possible. Rehab Select offers a physiatrist-led program with aggressive wound care therapy, that ultimately helps patients heal and return to work as soon as possible.

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Topics: Workers Compensation, Vocational Rehab