The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation programs are designed to help patients improve their health and overall feeling of well-being through regular exercise sessions and health education. Our goal is to help patients manage chronic disease and reduce risk factors for future problems.
Our nationally-accredited Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help advance the care of patients recovering from a heart attack or cardiac surgical procedure. Participants learn about lifestyle modifications that can lessen risk for future cardiac events.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program takes a comprehensive approach to helping patients manage chronic lung diseases such as COPD, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis and restrictive lung disease. Participants learn effective breathing techniques that can improve their activity tolerance and endurance.
A physician referral is required for participation in the program. Referring physicians approve the program’s plan of care for each of their patients and receive periodic reports on their progress.
Insurance coverage for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services varies. Please check with your insurance carrier to find out if these services are covered under your plan.
Frisbie’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Founded in 1985, the AACVPR is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.