If you have recurrent angina, arrhythmias, recently suffered a heart attack, or undergone heart surgery or coronary angioplasty, cardiac rehabilitation can help.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a 16-week program delivered by an inter-professional team of physicians, nurses, fitness professionals, physiotherapists, dietitians, and psychologists.
The program helps participants understand the level of activity they can safely handle, restore their health and strength, improve their diet and lifestyle, reduce cardiac symptoms, develop a sense of well-being, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Participants pay a modest fee, with nearly all of the cost covered by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Some extended health insurance plans cover all or part of the fee. Financial assistance may be provided based on individual need and the availability of funds.
Cardiac Rehabilitation information sessions are held weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 pm and every other Friday at 5:30 pm.
Register for an information session by phoning 204-488-8023.
Duration: 16 weeks
When Roger got out of the hospital after his heart surgery, he had to use a walker. Then he got a call from Reh-Fit about the Cardiac Rehab program:
“When I started the program, I was still bandaged from the surgery and very nervous,” he says. “The staff had me do a fitness test on the treadmill and I couldn’t even last two minutes. But throughout the program, the staff is so encouraging and provided such great personal attention that I started to slowly show signs of improvement. Now I can take part in all the fitness classes at the Centre.”
Healthy Partners Program
If you are looking to participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program with your spouse/partner, join the Healthy Partners program. The program will help you to understand and reduce your risk factors for heart disease; provide you with the information to eat healthier; identify ways to reduce stress and anxiety related to your partner’s rehabilitation; and help you to build a healthier lifestyle together.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program team will be there to support you and your spouse/partner throughout the 16-week program. You will be provided with a one-on-one consultation with a fitness professional to develop of personalized exercise plan for you to follow during the program.
Duration: 16 weeks
For more information about this program, please call us at 204-488-5851.