Wednesday, 20 February 2013

What is Cardic Rehab phase 1V?

Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation classes are for people who are either recovering from heart problems or heart surgery.
Following completion of the NHS Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation programme at Basildon hospital, you can be referred to continue into a Phase IV programme. This is a weekly, circuit-style class that is not held in a gym, and which you can continue to attend for as long as you wish.
The classes are run by a qualified B.A.C.P.R exercise professional (British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation) who can help with your long term maintenance of physical activity or lifestyle change. You can join at any time as the classes run throughout the year, however a medical referral is always required. 
Alternatively your doctor may be able to refer you to our class if you have any of the following conditions:

Post heart attack
Post bypass (CABG)
Post coronary angioplasty
Post transplant
Post valve replacement
Stable angina
Permanent pacemaker
Post I C D
Unfortunately we cannot accept people who have:
Unstable angina
High resting heart rate (above 100bpm)
Erratic/uncontrollable heart rate
Unstable or acute heart failure
Unstable diabetes
Recent blood clot
High blood pressure (over 180/100mmHG) or uncontrollable hypertension

What is the class like?
You will be exercising with a small group of people who have all experienced similar health problems.

At your first session I will assess your medical condition and we  will agree an individual exercise plan with you, taking into account the medical referral form that you bring from your Phase III programme or your referral from your GP.

At each subsequent session we will monitor your progress and adapt your exercise plan to reflect your improvements.

During the class you will move around a circuit in the room, performing different exercises and using different types of equipment as you go.

Each session lasts 1 hour and includes warm up and cool down exercises and stretches as well as the circuits. 

What should I bring to class and what should I wear?
You do not need to bring any equipment with you. We recommend that you wear exercise clothing – shorts or track suit bottoms and a tee shirt are fine, and you should also wear trainers. Bring water to drink, and you may want to bring a small towel – be prepared to get a glow!

If you would like to come along for a FREE TASTER session to see for yourself what the class is all about you can either contact me via my website or call me on Tel no 07973 123 315 if you would like more information

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