Cardiovascular Disease Program
Common consequences people experience following a heart event:
- Death or damage to heart or brain tissues
- Decreased functioning
- Impaired movement
- Reduced physical and cognitive capacity
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness / light headedness
- Reduced ability to perform daily tasks
- Secondary conditions / comorbidities
Cardiovascular disease related deaths account for one of the largest percentages of all-cause mortality for those aged 45 years and over and is more common in men than women. The total burden (life years lost to premature death) is twice as high in males than it is females. The latest statistics show that around 646,000 years of life was lost due to cardiovascular related premature death, with coronary heart disease making up 312,045 of these years. Coronary heart disease specifically is the leading cause of total burden through ages 45 to 85. Let’s remember that this disease is caused mainly by modifiable risk factors. High blood pressure, poor diet, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, high cholesterol, and tobacco use together make up more than 75% of coronary heart disease causes.
What are we offering?
If you have suffered from a heart attack and you’re struggling to return to work, struggling to perform daily tasks, are afraid and worry about overdoing it, and you prioritise your health, then you should think about joining a cardiac rehab program.
Our Vitality Program will provide you the assistance to get you started in the right direction in your rehab journey. Perhaps you have completed cardiac rehab through the hospital and now you’re unsure on how or where to continue your progress? Or maybe you haven’t done any rehab yet at all and need somewhere to start. Our Phase II-III cardiac rehab program is a small 6–8-person group class run and supervised by an Exercise Physiologist with cardiac health experience.
Our Vitality Program will be run on Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 11am. Each program will run for 6-weeks duration including 12 one-hour sessions with education. Our first 6-week block will be kicking off on Wednesday 21st June and will go until Friday 28th July. To join this program, you will have to book in for a Cardiac Rehab 30-minute initial assessment where your health and capacity will be assessed by an Exercise Physiologist. Following this, commitment to the entire 6-week block will be asked with upfront payment for all 12 sessions.
For more information, please visit the Vitality Program – Cardiac Rehab page, or feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this program.
Lachlan Maher – Accredited Exercise Physiologist