You and your physical therapist will review your medical history.
Your therapist will identify your risk factors and discuss them with you.
In order to determine your cardiovascular exercise tolerance, you will have an initial physical assessment with a brief exercise session.
You will then work with your therapist to set up a schedule to complete 60 minute sessions three times a week. Your goal will be to increase your work out to 45 minutes of continuous cardiovascular endurance exercise.
Exercise Sessions (Phase II)
Generally you will schedule your exercises sessions for three times a week for twelve weeks. Most insurance companies cover up to 36 sessions.
Your sessions will be EKG monitored.
In order to maintain a safe exercise capacity, your heart rate and blood pressure will be taken throughout the session.
Maintenance (Phase III)
Continuing with your established cardiovascular exercise program is optional at this point. If you want to maintain benefits in a monitored setting up to twice a week, you can continue onto this maintenance phase.
You have a maximum of 12 weeks after you complete your Phase II exercise sessions to enroll in Phase III maintenance.
Discuss anatomy and physiology related to cardiac health and exercise with your therapist.
Learn about risk factors and strategies for improving your cardiac and overall health and wellness.
Learn about expected medications for managing your cardiac symptoms and potential side effects.