Cardiac rehabilitation describes all measures used to help people with heart disease return to an active and satisfying life.
There are three phases of cardiac rehabilitation, all of which aim to aid the recovery of a person following a cardiac event, and to prevent the occurrence of further events.
These phases are:
|Phase 1||Inpatient||Mobilisation and education|
|Phase 2||Outpatient||Education and exercise sessions|
|Phase 3||Outpatient||Lifestyle Program - Ongoing exercise and education|
The Cardio Gym is located at the Mater Townsville Rehabilitation Unit on the ground floor of the Mater Private Hospital Townsville Pimlico Campus, where various exercise programs are scheduled daily.
Referral to Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation should be available to anyone who has had an acute myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery), coronary angioplasty/stent or other cardiovascular disease.
The exercise component is delivered in collaboration with JCU Exercise Physiology. This is a student-assisted service providing opportunities for students to work and learn in an integrated health care environment, whilst focusing on patient centred care. Participants can expect to receive the highest quality of care that will assist them in managing their medical conditions in a safe, caring and friendly environment.
Phase 3 is also called the Lifestyle Program and is open to anyone, as it doesn't require a referral.
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle
- Any medication that you normally carry with you
- Blood monitoring equipment if a diabetic
- Reading glasses if required
- A list of current medications
- Towels will be supplied for your convenience