Each client will receive a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Cardiac nurse and an Exercise Physiologist.
Clients can then opt to attend an 8-week individualised and supervised exercise and education program.
At the completion of the 8 weeks the client will receive a review appointment conducted by the Exercise Physiologist.
If the client feels that a group is not for them, options like 1 on 1 sessions are available as well as home exercise programs. These discussions are had with the client at the initial appointment so we can tailor their rehab to get the best outcomes for the client.
The education sessions are presented by the Cardiac nurses, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists and the mental health team.
During the initial assessment the client’s needs are identified and referrals are made internally to services like Dietetics, Podiatry, diabetes education etc.
Who can use this service?
Any client who is aged 18 and over and has had a recent (<12 month) Cardiac event +/- intervention. E.g. Angiograms, PCI/stent, open heart surgery (CABGs/ bypass, Value replacements), heart rhythm problems, pacemakers and /or
Any client with 2 or more of the following risk factors:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- Sedentary lifestyle
- High Waist circumference
Our service is available to people of all ages. We accept self-referral or GP/Hospital or My Aged Care referral.