Get Back on Track with Cardiac Rehab

September 9, 2021

After you’ve suffered a cardiac event, getting back to your previously active lifestyle may be challenging. This is completely understandable — for some, their bodies may not be ready to jump right back into their usual routine, while others may feel anxious about potentially putting their health at risk.

Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. By enrolling in the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program, you can ease yourself back into an active lifestyle while strengthening the body to regain function gradually and safely.

What is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac Rehab is a program designed to help patients regain function after a serious medical event. The program is divided into three phases:

Who is eligible for Cardiac Rehab?

Anyone who is experiencing or has experienced any of the following conditions is eligible for the Culbertson Cardiac Rehab program:

What are the benefits of Cardiac Rehab?

Of course, the chief benefit of the Culbertson Cardiac Rehab program is getting patients active. By easing them into an exercise regimen, the program helps patients regain physical function in addition to the health benefits that come with regular physical activity, including improved heart and lung functions.

Patients also receive emotional support through from the Culbertson nurses and staff, who encourage patients and motivate them to keep going. The activities that are part of the Cardiac Rehab program can also help control blood pressure and diabetes, as well as helping arthritis patients stay mobile.

Finally, most patients who enroll in the Culbertson Cardiac Rehab program have reported numerous additional benefits, including but not limited to the following:

Getting back into an active lifestyle may seem challenging, but with some friendly, familiar faces on your team, you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

To enroll in the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab program or to find out if you are eligible, call (217) 322-4321, ext. 5285.