Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a structured program of exercise and education designed to help you return to optimal fitness and function following an event like a heart attack. 1

The program is typically provided by a team of specialists in various healthcare settings. Each setting, and related healthcare professionals, work together to help you improve your functional mobility, decrease risk factors related to your cardiac injury, and help you and your family manage the psychosocial effects that may influence your recovery after a heart attack.

The physical therapists at Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy work as members of the cardiac rehabilitation team, helping to evaluate cardiac function, assess impairments that may limit your mobility, and prescribe progressive exercise and physical activity to help you return to your normal lifestyle after a cardiac event.

[1] McMahon SR, Ades PA, Thompson PD. The role of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart disease. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017;27(6):420-425. doi:10.1016/j.tcm.2017.02.005