Madonna ProActive’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, an outpatient service of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, was developed using a holistic model, combining all aspects of a person's wellbeing including social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual health, as well as physical health.
Individuals will receive medical expertise in a supportive environment provided by a team who will work together to help them succeed.
It was designed to help heart surgery patients recover or possibly prevent the need for heart surgery for others. Starting with an individualized health assessment conducted by a cardiac nurse, our expert team works with participants to establish an individualized program to help them meet their fitness and health-related goals.
Because we believe you are an integral part of the goal-setting process, you are an active member of your Cardiac Rehabilitation team, which includes a cardiac nurse, exercise physiologist, health psychologist, registered dietician and relaxation specialist.
To meet your goals, we will use approaches found in traditional cardiac programs such as monitored exercise, progressive activity and education. We will complement these traditional approaches with unique techniques including cardiac or chair-based yoga, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, massage, Tai Chi and heart-healthy cooking. We encourage you to select topics from each of our major educational categories that interest you: cardiac risk factor modification (to include smoking cessation), nutritional counseling, prescribed exercise and holistic health counseling.