Cardiac Rehabilitation

This program is designed for those individuals, who have completed a Phase II Cardiac Rehab program and for those at high risk of heart disease and diabetes. Participants engage in 3 exercise sessions/ week under supervision of an exercise physiologist. All participants will be monitored throughout their exercise sessions.

Who should consider Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Anyone recovering from:
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Angina
  • Angioplasty or Stenting

Other heart problems will be evaluated individually to determine eligibility.

What are the benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Increased muscular endurance and strength
  • Diminish fatigue
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Reduce body fat (assist in weight control)
  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Increase strength in heart muscle fibers (Increases the efficiency of the heart)
  • Reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack
  • Increase your good cholesterol, while decreasing your bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Increase basal metabolic rate – burn more calories
  • Feel good and look good (increased sense of well being)
  • Improve yourself image (Improves self-confidence)
  • Increases knowledge of cardiac diseases, diet and risk factors

What does the Cardiac Rehab Program Offer?

  • Initial interview with the cardiac rehabilitation exercise physiologist who will carefully evaluate your needs and recommend an individualized program that will work for you
  • Personal, supervised, exercise sessions while vital signs are monitored
  • Diabetes Education / Counseling (individual sessions assisting with life-style changes)
  • Stress Management
  • Assistance in developing a safe home exercise program
  • Encouragement and support from the staff and other patients
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling 

How do I enroll?

  • If you are interested in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, speak with your physician. A physician's referral is necessary for admittance into the program. For your convenience, referral forms are provided below:
  • Referral for Adult Fitness
  • Referral for Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print these files. The software is available HERE.
  • You can have these referral forms faxed to us at (304) 293-2971. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please feel free to contact the Human Performance Lab at (304) 293-5497.

Is this covered by my insurance?

  • The Human Performance Lab does not submit claims to insurance companies. The fees of the program have been set to provide coverage for the center without being a burden to the participant. A detailed bill will be mailed to you based on your exercise program and billing options; some participants choose to mail the bill to their insurance companies themselves in order to receive reimbursement. Our laboratory staff will be happy to discuss fees and help you determine if insurance coverage would be possible.
  • For more information concerning common insurance companies, please contact your insurance company.