Globally, the prevalence of coronary heart disease and heart failure is increasing, with cardiac conditioning showing evidence of health benefits. Unfortunately, the participation in rehabilitation after a cardiac event has been shown to be less than 50%. In Kitsap County there is a need for having convenient locations spread across our geographical region that provide these services. This is the reason Kitsap Physical Therapy and Sports Clinics started this program in 2007. We as a collective group of clinicians have a special interest in helping you regain your function, endurance, and energy levels after such events, and with 6 convenient locations providing this service, we are easily accessible anywhere in the county.
The Cardiac Conditioning program at Kitsap Physical therapy provides a physical therapy evaluation, exercise prescription, cardiac risk factor assessment with determination of key modifiable risk factors, education, and counseling. Our belief system is that of long-term success and therefore we have (two) locations that will provide means and instruction in continuation of care after your cardiac conditioning program is complete.
The program includes:
- A) Evaluation by a physical therapist – our assessment assists to determine baseline cardiovascular conditioning, musculoskeletal impairments that may hinder safe aerobic exercise, and risk factors that warrant education and counseling.
exercise, and duration of exercise. Your session will include monitoring of appropriate vitals (heart rate, Oxygen saturation, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and signs and symptoms). We will educate you on self-monitoring and understanding to insure you have the knowledge for life long wellness after your cardiac conditioning is completed.
comfort in fitness, and your knowledge of associated risk factors.
The results –
Clinical evidence, Cochrane review literature, and outcomes monitored globally do show a significant improvement in:
- A) Reduced mortality rate after a cardiac event