Cardiac and Pulmonary Program 2017-12-08T22:05:53+00:00

Heart and Lung Health

The YMCA is committed to supporting individuals at every stage of their health journey, which is why we offer our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs to reduce risks in a safe environment to improve overall health and quality of life through a graduated clinically supervised, individualized exercise programs; as well as a community of support through small group education.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of graduated clinically supervised, individualized exercise programs (aerobic and strengthening); as well as education, delivered in a group setting in conjunction with the exercise sessions. The program is designed to help patients recover quickly, reduce the risk of another cardiac event, keep a present heart condition from worsening, and improve their overall health

Program Intake:

  • Please have your Family Physician or Cardiologist fill out the referral form as you will be required to have a referral before you begin participating in the program.
  • Participants are required to have completed a Cardiac Stress Test within the last 12 months prior to being accepted to the program

Our Cardiac Program Includes:

  • Intake Assessment
  • Fitness Assessment upon intake and discharge
  • Fitness Assessment upon intake and discharge
  • Individualized, monitored, graduated exercise sessions 3x per week, for a total of 10 weeks in length
  • Education sessions offered after exercise session’s on Monday and Friday to assist with the adoption of healthy behaviors
  • Some education topics offered include; healthy eating, symptom management and monitoring and smoking cessation
  • Optional graduated entry into the YMCA’s ongoing Phase III Pulmonary and Cardiac Maintenance Program

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Brochure

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program consists of graduated clinically supervised, individualized exercise programs (aerobic and Strengthening); as well as education, delivered in a group setting in conjunction with the exercise sessions. The program is designed to help patients improve their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce the risk of COPD exacerbations and hospitalizations.

Program Intake:

  • Please have your Physician fill out the referral form as you will be required to have a referral before you begin participating in the program.
  • Participants are required to have had recent Spirometry (within the last 5 years) confirming COPD diagnosis.

Our Pulmonary Program Includes:

  • Intake Assessment
  • Fitness Assessment upon intake and discharge
  • Individualized, monitored, graduated exercise sessions 2x per week for a total of 10 weeks in length
  • Education Sessions offered after each exercise session
  • Optional graduated entry into the YMCA’s ongoing Phase III Pulmonary and Cardiac Maintenance Program