This program is for persons who have experienced a cardiac event, cardiac surgery, and heart disease related episode or for those people who have risk factors and wish to prevent heart disease. We follow the evidence based Cardiac Rehabilitation guidelines as set by the Heart Foundation. The evidence has proven that people who attend Cardiac Rehabilitation after a cardiac event will decrease the risk of having a life threatening event in the future by 30 per cent.
Program Details This is a six week course of two hours each week.
Clients will first be asked to undertake an assessment to establish your personal health goals and determine if you wish to participate.
Clients will participate in an individualised and supervised exercise session for the first hour of each week; the program operated by a Registered Nurse and a Physiotherapist. This is followed by a one hour education session each week in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by a health professional.
Education topics Include:
•Stress Management and Relaxation
Eligibility: A Hospital, Cardiologist, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon or a GP referral is required to access this program.
Referral: A GP or Hospital Referral will contain a request for service, past and current medical history and medication, any contraindications for treatment and alerts, and any relevant radiology and pathology reports.
Initial assessments take place at Caroline Chisholm Drive on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am (Exercise – Kyneton Sports and Aquatic) and 11.30am -12.30pm (Education – St. Luke's Kyneton)