After an injury, rehabilitation is important for recovery. For example, after knee replacement surgery a physical therapist will help you get back to using your knee normally as you did before surgery. So why should your heart be any different?
After a major cardiac event (i.e. heart attack, bypass surgery, stent, stroke) our StrongHearts Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation team wants to help you recover, improve your quality of life and decrease the chances of having another heart event or procedure.
We know you want to get back to your normal life and the things you love to do as soon as possible, and we’re here to help you. So how do we achieve this? We focus on lifestyle improvement.
You will work with a team of clinical exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, chefs and other professionals who will tailor a program just for your needs.
You will have a personal coach by your side through every step of the program. Your coach will monitor your heart function during exercise sessions, provide education through hands-on workshops and live cooking demonstrations, and guide you through understanding your medications and managing stress.
At StrongHearts we believe your body is made to move and food is medicine!
Exercise sessions are tailored just for you, and we will work around your limitations and abilities. Your coach will be closely monitoring your heart function while you exercise.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard! Our chefs offer cooking demonstrations in our state-of-the-art kitchen and will teach you heart healthy cooking techniques such as:
- Making heart healthy modifications to your favorite family recipes
- Food storage techniques — how to prepare and freeze in bulk, meal prepping
- Basic cooking skills — no fancy equipment needed
- How to grocery shop and read labels
The goal of StrongHearts rehabilitation is to improve your quality of life and to help you get back to doing the things you love to do. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, contact us here to see if you qualify. For more information about our treatments like cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac care, see our full list of heart health services here.