Henry Community Health’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program provides a variety of services for patients with heart or lung conditions, including exercise training, disease-based education, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and behavior interventions.

Our Approach

HCH provides a well-supervised program, three days a week for up to 12 weeks, in an outpatient setting. Classes are conducted by qualified exercise science specialists and nursing staff. Each program is geared specifically to a patient’s short- and long-term goals.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation has a wide range of benefits. Participation in the program may help you: 

  • Decrease symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Master proper breathing techniques
  • Feel better faster, get stronger, reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve your outlook, emotional stability, and quality of life
  • Increase your tolerance and ability to perform daily activities
  • Increase your knowledge of how to manage your heart and/or lung disease
  • Learn about the proper use of respiratory/cardiac medications
  • Reduce the risks of future heart and lung problems and related hospital admissions
  • Live longer
  • Have the opportunity to meet with a respiratory therapist and a nutritionist/dietician for additional education

Conditions We Treat 

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation can help with a variety of conditions. It may be beneficial if you or a loved one has experienced a cardiac event, wear/use oxygen, experience shortness of breath and/or weakness and have any of the following:

  • Myocardial infarction (within the past 12 months)
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Stable angina pectoris
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Coronary angioplasty with or without stent
  • Heart transplant
  • Stable congestive heart failure
  • COPD
  • Pre-/post-lung transplant
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease

Treatment Options

HCH cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs are conducted in our offices at Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion and are offered three days a week for one hour each day. They include monitored exercise using individualized exercise prescription and education programs. You will also be given the opportunity to meet with a respiratory therapist and a registered dietitian. Throughout treatment, you may: 

  • Exercise using a treadmill, bike or other cardio equipment
  • Be monitored by a nurse or another healthcare professional for a change in symptoms
  • Start slowly following a safe exercise program that will gradually help you to become stronger
  • Gradually move into a more intensive program that lets you work longer and harder, building endurance. Possibly begin strength training if allowed by your provider
  • Have your heart rate and rhythm monitored, blood pressure and oxygen levels checked and reported to your provider

Contact Information

If you are interested in Henry Community Health’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program or would like more information, call 765-599-3719. Fax orders and referrals to 765-599-3530.