Healthy Heart Program
Here at WESTARM we use the highly effective Healthy Heart Program as part of our diverse cardiac management and outpatient rehabilitation services.
Our “Healthy Heart” Program is a structured preventative and / or rehabilitation exercise program. This program is a Phase 3 Cardiac Rehab program designed for individuals recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, or those prone to cardiac disease. Those prone to cardiac disease may fall into one or more of the following categories:
- High cholesterol and / or high triglycerides
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Strong family history of coronary heart disease
- Cigarette smokers
- Obese individual
Our program is specifically designed to lower risk of heart attack, improve general level of fitness, and promote overall health and well-being. Included are individual exercise prescriptions based on the participant’s prior medical evaluation and progress in the supervised exercise sessions.
We offer a versatile, mainstream exercise program in a pleasant, safe, and supportive atmosphere and recommend that participants exercise at least three days per week in our supervised exercise sessions.
The group exercise sessions include multi-station aerobic exercises in our outpatient rehabilitation facility. These sessions are supervised by a certified Physical Therapist, specially trained to work in cardiac exercise and prevention. Although participants will be exercising with many others who share similar needs, the program will be specifically designed for each individual.
Our Healthy Heart Program is offered at the following locations listed below:
What other services do we offer?
We offer the following services to patients with diagnosis including (but not limited to): Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Post- Op Cardiac Surgery, Telehealth Monitoring. With focus on understanding Cardiac Disease and recognizing signs and symptoms of cardiac problems and we are dedicated to empowering the patient towards health management and functional living.
OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY POST-CARDIAC CONDITIONING
An individualized treatment plan will be created for “deconditioned” patients who need the skilled intervention of a physical therapist to improve endurance, gait, and balance. This level of care is ideal to bridge the gap for patients finishing inpatient cardiac rehabilitation and now ready for increased strenuous exercise.
By working in conjunction with the patient’s physicians, our interdisciplinary team approach will customize your homecare program to meet your needs and assist you to recover in the comfort of your home. An individualized program is developed to each patient utilizing assessment, education, and exercise to assist in lifestyle changes necessary to maintain optimal health and quality of life. Our team consists of skilled Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Home Health Aides, and Nutritional Counselors. When a patient is no longer homebound, they will conveniently be transitioned to one of our outpatient facilities for the next level of care.