Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Whether you have had a sudden cardiac event or live with a chronic pulmonary diagnosis the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation department at Mountain View Therapy can assist you in reaching your maximum level of health.  The staff of both programs includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists.  Classes are certified and conducted by following the guidelines of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of exercise and education classes for lifestyle modification with the goal of improving recovery and stabilizing or slowing the progression of cardiovascular disease to reduce the risk of future events.

The Phase II outpatient program monitors vital signs and heart rhythm during exercise class with an emphasis on aerobic activity with muscle strengthening and flexibility.  Education classes, covering a variety of topics related to a heart healthy lifestyle, will give you the tools, knowledge and motivation to fight the progression of heart disease.  These classes are in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  Class times will be determined at your orientation.

This program is a covered benefit by Medicare and most other insurance for people with a diagnosis of heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repair/replacement surgery, congestive heart failure, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting, stable angina pectoris, and heart or heart-lung transplant.

The Phase III program is a maintenance exercise program for patients to continue with regular exercise as they adjust their lifestyle for optimal health.  The Phase III program is a self-pay program.  These classes are one hour in length and are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays with various class times throughout the day.  Please call (970) 252-2646 with questions.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of exercise and education classes with the goal of reducing symptoms, decreasing disability and improving the overall quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory disease.

The Phase II program consists of exercise training aimed at increasing patient’s endurance, reversing muscle deconditioning and strengthening respiratory muscles.  Vital signs are monitored during exercise classes.  Education classes focus on topics that help the patient maintain their maximum level of independence and functioning.  Topics covered include controlled breathing techniques, energy conservation and work simplification.  These classes are one hour in length and are offered in the afternoons on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  Class times are determined at your orientation. There are also harmonica classes available to assist with breathing techniques. 

This program is a covered benefit by Medicare and most other insurance for people with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis.  Other pulmonary diagnosis’s such as pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease may qualify.

The Phase III program is a maintenance exercise program for patients to continue with regular exercise.  This is a self-pay program.  These classes are one hour in length and are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays with various class times throughout the day.  Please call (970) 252-2646 with questions.

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Cardiopulmonary Team