The Beat Goes On
Good cardiovascular health is something most people have to work to achieve. Proper diet, exercise and, in some cases, medication can all play vital roles in a heart healthy lifestyle. At the Cardiovascular Institute
of Mississippi, we offer on-site, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs as well as on-site wellness programs designed to meet patients’ individual needs and schedule.
Patients have access to up-to-date cardiac rehabilitation and wellness areas, including fitness and workout facilities, an indoor pool for aquatic therapy, even an outdoor walking or running track. Additionally, the services of physical therapists and physical trainers, who work in conjunction with each patient’s cardiologist, are made available.
Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation
An initial inpatient phase of Cardiac Rehab where patients receive pre- and post-op education on their upcoming exercise program. And, in most cases, our Exercise Physiologist and nurses begin mild, gentle exercises as early as can be tolerated.
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation - This outpatient phase of Cardiac Rehab starts six weeks after the patient’s procedure. It is a 12-week telemetry monitored exercise program with patients visiting our facilities three times per week. During each visit, patients are monitored via telemetry while they are exercising, with a Registered Nurse closely supervising their activity.
Phase I Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Similar to Phase I of Cardiac Rehab, this isw an inpatient phase of Pulmonary Rehab where patients receive pre- and post-op education and immediately begin mild, gentle exercises with our Exercise Physiologist and nurses.
Phase II Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Again, like Phase II of Cardiac Rehab, this outpatient rehabilitation phase of Pulmonary Rehab starts six weeks after the patient’s procedure and is a 12-week telemetry monitored exercise program. Patients are on-site three times a week performing telemetry monitored exercises with a Registered Nurse closely supervising their activity.
Adult and Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy (ST)
These core rehabilitation services are performed by Licensed Physical Therapists, Licensed Occupational Therapists and a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist respectively.
Our multidisciplinary treatment approach to Stroke Rehab incorporates Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy (ST), when necessary. For each patient periodic team conferences, with each discipline represented, are held to insure everyone is working toward the same goals. In order to make the best use of the patient’s time, we also coordinate all three therapy types to occur sequentially within a three hour period.
While primarily utilized by patients with neurological or orthopedic injuries, Aquatic Therapy is occasionally recommended for stoke patients and Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation program participants. It’s an ideal exercise setting for patients of lessened weight bearing status, because using the water for resistance is easier on the joints and bones. It also allows patients dealing with balance problems to exercise without the fear of injury from falling.
Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation
After successfully completing Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, patients have the option to begin our Phase III Guided Exercise program. Patients exercise independently at our facility, with staff only passively monitoring their activity. Patients and their spouses are encouraged to take advantage of this program, since evidence shows that when they exercise together the likelihood of the patient continuing his or her prescribed exercise regimen increases.
Phase III Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Likewise, after successfully completing Phase II Pulmonary Rehabilitation, patients may opt to begin a Phase III Guided Exercise program at our facility. Exercise is independent with staff only passively monitoring their activity. Spousal participation is encouraged.