Our Cardiopulmonary Program promotes maximal levels of function for individuals with cardiopulmonary related health problems. Each patient is evaluated by a licensed physical therapist to establish baseline fitness levels and safety for exercise. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to transition patients from a medically supervised exercise environment to an independent gym or home-based activity program. This evaluation includes:
Review of past medical history and current condition
Cardiopulmonary response to activity – assessment of vital signs at rest and response to exercise (Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation)
Upper and lower extremity strength
General flexibility tests to identify joint and/or muscle impairments
Fall / Balance Risk
What will physical therapy include?
Improving functional capacity
Improving limitations noted in evaluation (e.g. increasing strength, range of motion, and balance)
Educating patients on recommended exercise parameters as well as safe physiologic response to exercise and activity
"Proud to live here On September 16supthsup, at our first home football game this fall at SLOHS, an Oxnard football player suffered a severe head injury He is now making a recovery and with this positive news I would like to thank the incredible community that helped to facilitate this young mans recoveryWhen our administrative team first heard of the incident, we wanted to help the family However, our efforts to pay for the familys hotel rooms were met by George Newland from Quality Suites He made it his priority to provide the family with comfort and a home base during their threeweek stay This generosity was also displayed by the Gridiron Club at SLOHS, which arranged meals and other services for the familyThen, the outpouring of help continued from anonymous members of the community who provided donations Our staff and administrators, along with Superintendent Eric Prater, continually showed support This community spirit was truly amazing, as was the hard work of the team Athletic Trainers from San Luis Sports Therapy, Amanda Snyder and Stacey Ritter, along with Dr Weise, the staff as Sierra Vista hospital and all of the ICU nurses, doctors and EMT staff who helpedAs a newcomer to the community, I was impressed with the cooperative spirit and compassion shows for this athlete and his family I am proud to live in and be a part of the San Luis Obispo community"