Cardiac Rehab

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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation services, sometimes called cardiac therapy, are generally recommended for patients who have recently had heart surgery, been diagnosed with chronic heart disease, or had a major cardiac event. Rehab Select is a trusted Alabama provider with five locations offering a personalized, physician-led program to improve your heart health and quality of life.

SHORT-TERM REHAB | LONG-TERM CARE

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation services, sometimes called cardiac therapy, are generally recommended for patients who have recently had heart surgery, been diagnosed with chronic heart disease, or had a major cardiac event. Rehab Select is a trusted Alabama provider with five locations offering a personalized, physician-led program to improve your heart health and quality of life.

Cardiac Rehab Phases: What to Expect

Acute or Clinical

Phase 1: Acute

Initially, we’ll see you following a referral from your cardiologist, whether that’s after a surgical event (like heart surgery) or the introduction of heart medications into your regimen. Our team will meet you, review the referral, evaluate you, and determine what the appropriate next steps are.

Phase 2: Subacute Care

While many people think that physical therapy starts right away, there are some building blocks that we put into place first. These include education on how to manage your heart condition and implement healthy strategies; we’ll also continue to monitor you to be sure you’re healing and doing well after your initial treatment.

Subacute Care
Intensive Cardiac Rehab

Phase 3: Intensive Cardiac Rehab

This stage typically lasts three to six weeks. The rehab team creates customized cardiac rehab programs for patients that include a progressive schedule of supervised physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to make sure you can return to your daily life with confidence, independence, and comfort. You can expect to learn tools to reduce your stress and anxiety during this phase as well.

Phase 4: Post-Rehab Maintenance

Congratulations! You’ve reached what is perhaps the most exciting of the cardiac rehab phases. You’ve completed cardiac therapy and now you’re ready to go home and keep up with the new, heart-healthy habits you’ve learned throughout your program. Once you return home, you’ll maintain your diet, exercise, and other tools you learned here at Rehab Select. You can regularly check in with your rehab team and doctor to be sure that your heart is doing well.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cardiac Rehab Programs
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Our Approach to Cardiac Rehab

Our Approach to Cardiac Rehab

At Rehab Select, you can expect that any treatment you receive is personalized and unique. Your expert team of rehab specialists—including doctors, nurses, PTs, OTs, dietitians, and mental health providers—will get to know you and your individual situation and then outline a treatment plan.

We are committed to providing you with the best experience possible and want to support you in returning to a full life after your cardiac rehabilitation program is complete.  

Some benefits you can expect from our cardiac rehab services include: 

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Better quality of life overall
  • Increased physical stamina
  • Expanded awareness around heart-healthy living and supportive tools
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
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