Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease Program
What is it?
Our Vitality program is a 7-week introductory lifestyle intervention aimed at improving your cardiovascular and respiratory health. Run by our Clinical Exercise Physiologists with assistance from our physiotherapists, the Vitality program aims to guide you through tailored exercise programs as well as education sessions, assisting you in transitioning back into doing the things you love! Specifically tailored to your individual health status and diagnosis, this program will allow you to get back to feeling stronger and healthier.
Who can do it?
If you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease or a respiratory disease this program is specifically designed for you.
Criteria for Inclusion
– Recent STENT
– Cardiac Conduction Disturbances
– Open heart surgery ie. CABG, Valve replacement, Pacemaker, ICD
– Chronic Asthma
1 x 60-minute initial assessment
1 x 60minute final assessment and progression to Tier 1 S4L (Week 7)
1 x 30-minute exercise program administration
2 x 60-minute classes per week for 5 weeks
1 x 60-minute education session per week
Week 1: Pathophysiology of heart
Week Two: Interventions for the heart
Week Three: Pathophysiology of Lung
Week Four: Interventions for the lung
Week Five: Diet & Physical Activity Recommendations