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
"We had a player receive what appeared to be a concussion, which is a necessary part of playing sports these days Hes fine and back on the field, but the attention to which Megan Swanlund, ATC for Mission Prep HS looked after our player was unprecedented She was extremely thorough, always checking on our player throughout the game until the time we left the field She then proceeded to thoroughly explain the situation to the head coach as well as to the players fatherNot only was this impressive, but it stood heads and shoulders above what we would have experienced at other schools and remarkably much more than you would have seen if the tables were reversedSports is a vital part of a young mans curriculum and necessary for preparation for life after high school Having and seeing someone like Megan makes people think, stand up and take notice, and occasionally write lettersI was a Corpsman in the Navy, as was my wife, we know the difference between actual care and minimum compliance Thanks for taking care of my player and thanks for being an example to the community in a time that desperately needs examples"