Who can benefit from the heartSMART Program?
Any patient with a history of a cardiac diagnosis resulting in a decrease in functional capacity.
The heartSMART Program consists of:
- 6-8 week treatment plans
- 2-3 sessions per week
- Interval training, upper extremeity and light resistance training
- Balance screening
- Body weight and vital sign monitoring at each session
- Telemetry monitoring with the first visit
- 6-minute walk test (pre-, during, and post-treatment)
With the St. Joseph heartSMART Program, participants have averaged a 34% improvement in exercise tolerance testing.
Taught by certified therapists, the heartSMART Program at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Services is covered through most insurance plans. To learn more about this service, call St. Joseph Rehabilitation Services at (208)799-5219.