Cardiac and Respiratory Rehab

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Cardiac and Respiratory Rehab

Cardiac Pulmonary or Respiratory rehabilitation, is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. The program is designed to help you improve your health and recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation often involves exercise training, emotional support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your heart disease risk, such as eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and quitting smoking.

Common cardiorespiratory conditions include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema

Depending on your condition, your physiotherapy treatment may include:

  • Deep Breathing Exercise:to encourage increased lung volumes
  • Hands-on Techniques and Breathing Facilitation Exercises:to expand your lung capacity
  • Percussions and Vibrations:to help you loosen secretions and make coughing easier
  • Coughing and Breathing Strategies:to help you cough and manage your shortness of breath
  • Breathing and Circulation Exercises:to prevent further respiratory and vascular complications such as chest infection and deep venous thrombosis (DVTs)
  • Mobility Assistance:to move safely in bed, sit up, stand and walk
  • Mobility Aids:advice, prescription and instruction on how to safely use a walking frame, or other walking aids as required
  • Individually Tailored Exercises:to control your breathing pattern, build muscle strength and endurance and improve your general health and wellbeing

Book an appointment with Impact Clinic, and talk with our Physiotherapists to figure out how Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy can help you, immediately.