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Cardiac Education & Rehabilitation

Click to listen to this page using ReadPleaseCardiac RehabCardiac Rehabilitation is an essential component in the care and recovery of the cardiac patient The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre offers a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program that is free of charge for those with heart disease and their loved ones. Education sessions assist the client in obtaining knowledge and information on the lifestyle modifications necessary to live full and active lives. Individual stress counseling, nutrition counseling and smoking cessation counseling is available. Exercise classes are provided to those clients who are referred by their physician. Based upon guidelines from the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and the American College of Sports Medicine, an individualized exercise prescription is developed for each client particular to their condition and needs. The client exercises with us for one hour twice weekly for up to 6 months. Upon discharge from the program the client has the option of joining the Maintenance program at the Canada Games Complex (membership fee required), exercising on their own or joining another community facility.

 

The program is staffed with a multidisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Registered Nurses, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, and Social Workers. This professional team provides counseling, support and education that will enhance the client’s program.

 

Related information with respect to the Cardiac programs and services at TBRHSC may be found under Cardiology and Cardio/Respiratory Services.

 

TBRHCS's award winning Cardiac Rehab Program is located at County Fair Plaza.

 

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For more information, please contact:


Cardiac Education and Rehabilitation Program
County Fair Mall
1020 Dawson Road
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 1K6
Phone: (807) 684-6780
Fax: (807) 768-1787