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
"You probably dont remember me because I was only in PT a few times and it was several months ago, but I wanted to thank you for giving me some good lessons on the care and feeding of my armwristelbowshoulder I took the exercises that you provided, and still try to do them on a daily basis If I slack off, the overly tight and stiff muscles prod me to get back to a good maintenance regimen Thanks to you, I know how to keep my arms and shoulders healthy so I can get back to surfing, biking, and all the other good playing I like to do"