Designed to help you on the road to recovery, our outpatient exercise program begins as early as two weeks following discharge from the hospital. The program helps you make the transition to the highest possible quality of life as you gradually achieve a higher level of fitness. This program runs twelve weeks, three times per week. Services are covered by Medicare and most insurances.
Admission to Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is by physician referral. Upon referral, our team will conduct a pre-program evaluation and develop an exercise program customized for you. You will then begin an exercise and conditioning program appropriate for your current fitness level and goals.
These tests are performed at Hocking Valley Community Hospital:
- 24-Hour Cardiac (Holter) Monitor
- Carotid Duplex
- Segmental Pressure with Doppler
- Vascular Imaging (Venous/Arterial)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- EKG or ECG
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Electroencephalograph (EEG)
- Cardiac Stress Test
- Smoking Cessation
Patients enter our outpatient exercise program as early as two weeks after discharge from the hospital following a cardiovascular event. The program helps make the transition to the healthiest possible quality of life as fitness improves gradually. Participants come to our cardiac gym three times a week for twelve weeks. Exercise is closely supervised and monitored through computerized telemetry.
Patients are still vulnerable when they enter the program, but as they learn to exercise properly and find what equipment works best for them, they become their own support group. It is common for them to share experiences and to help each other reach their individual goals.
Many of our patients continue in our Healing Hearts exercise program following cardiac rehab. We offer flexible times for our patients who want to continue to use our equipment and exercise on their own.
Regular attendance has its benefits too. We see rhythm problems and possible complications as they develop because we see our patients practically every other day. This familiarity allows our team to intervene quickly to adjust medications, diet, intensity of exercise and other factors as needed. We are right there to help in person.
Admission to either program requires physician referral.
Many people believe that leg pain is part of the aging process and something they must learn to live with, but help may be available. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you get pain in either leg when walking?
- Does this pain only begin when you are walking?
- Do you get pain in your calf (or calves)?
- Do you get pain when you hurry or walk uphill?
- Does the pain always continue unless you stop walking?
- Do you have loss of leg hair or loss of feeling in toes?
- Do you smoke?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please speak to your doctor.
For more Information about the Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Program call: 740-380-8219 or 800-479-2351.