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
"My injury was to my leg When my doctor prescribed therapy, I chose San Luis Sports Therapy Good choice After evaluation of my condition my treatment was decided and it began immediately After 6 weeks of twice weekly sessions, my leg is strong and healthy thanks to the fine care and attention I received from every one of the dedicated people who work thereWhen I first went to SLST, I was nervous about this new experience But I was put at ease at once I was welcomed warmly and soon found myself in the very capable and willing hands of a great group of people who made me feel important in their busy days"