Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is located in the Kinisi Institute for Movement on the third floor of the St. Croix Falls Clinic.

Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems.  Cardiac Rehab programs include exercise training, education on heart healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help you return to an active life.

Cardiac rehab can help you:

• Recover after a heart attack or heart surgery.
• Prevent future hospital stays, heart problems and death related to heart problems.
• Address risk factors that can lead to coronary heart disease and other heart problems. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, overweight or obesity, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, and depression and other emotional health concerns.
• Adopt healthy lifestyle changes. These changes may include: following a heart healthy diet, being physically active, and learning how to manage stress.
• Improve your health and quality of life.

During cardiac rehabilitation, you’ll learn how to:

• Increase your physical activity and exercise safely.
• Follow a heart healthy diet.
• Reduce risk factors for future heart problems
• Improve your emotional health.

Your rehab team will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs.  Each part of cardiac rehab will help lower your risk for future heart problems.  Over time, the lifestyle changes you make during rehab will become routine and will help you maintain a reduced risk for heart disease.