Algonquin Family Health Team

Healthy Heart Program

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We offer a comprehensive education and exercise program designed for people who have heart disease, particularly those recovering from a cardiac event.  When room available, referrals will be accepted for prevention and require two of the following diagnoses: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes.

The program is divided into two parts. Phase 1 is an 8-week mini education session followed by a 1 -1.5hr exercise session of cardio including use of the indoor walking track, followed by resistance training exercises at Motivations gym.  Each participant receives an individualized exercise prescription; therefore we need a recent medical assessment and exercise stress test before the start of Phase I.

Core Education sessions are open to anyone and run on the first Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm facilitated by several Health Care professionals.

Topics covered:

  • Risk, recognition, and reduction
  • Diet for a healthy heart
  • Medications
  • Impact Presentation

Phase 2 is an 8-week home based program including weekly contact with the program nurse.

Our program follows guidelines developed by:

  • Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine.

Healthy Heart Registration Information

Participants can now self refer, or have their physician / Internist send referral to enroll.  A participation fee of $90.40 (HST included) includes print material, education and exercise sessions.

For more information

Contact Julie Morgan RN at Link: Phone Number for Julie Morgan RN (click to call) 705-789-5986 or e-mail Link: Email Address for Julie Morgan (click to email) julie.morgan@mahc.ca.

 

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