Cardiac Rehabilitation in Piatt County
Keep Your Heart Healthy For Years to Come
Kirby Medical Center offers Phase II and III Cardiac Rehabilitation programs.
Our medical therapists create a plan from a combination of physical exercise,
education, and counseling designed specifically for each patient’s
needs. Both programs are designed for the patient to become more physically
fit and to acquire a better understanding of their disease while learning
to minimize their risk for further problems.
Phase II Cardiac Rehab – This is an outpatient program for patients who have recently suffered a
cardiac event like a heart attack. Participants perform customized exercises
while wearing a heart monitor three times a week. The program lasts from
6-12 weeks, and includes education on lifestyle and dietary changes to
improve hearth health.
Phase III Cardiac Rehab – Once a patient has completed Phase II Rehab, they may continue therapy
in Phase III if they have enough risk factors that more assistance is
needed. Participants monitor their progress under the supervision of the
Benefits of Cardiac Rehab
Creating healthy habits is hard. When it is not a regular part of your
routine, fitting exercise into your schedule can feel like a major chore.
Cardiac rehab lasts for several weeks so that patients can grow accustomed
to the exercise and diet changes, and turn them from chores to habits.
Not only will the program improve your cardiovascular health, you should
see several other benefits as well.
With cardiac rehab, you should see improvement in:
- Weight management
- Blood sugar
- Strength and fitness
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
Many cardiac problems are linked to depression and stress. Part of your
therapy may include techniques to improve your mental wellbeing. By the
end of the program, many patients feel significantly better in both mind and body.
Call Kirby Medical Center at (217) 762) 1830 to learn more about our cardiac