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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 
North Adelaide

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia. There were 45,392 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2015, and on average one Australian dies as a result of CVD every 12 minutes.
– The Australian Heart Foundation


Experienced in Cardiac care

At Body Fit Physiotherapy, we have a particular interest in cardiac rehabilitation and preventative programs. We’ve worked extensively with the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to optimise our programs for the management of cardiac conditions in the community.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a tailored program designed to improve heart health and recovery after a heart event, such as a heart attack or surgery. It combines exercise, education, and lifestyle changes to help our clients regain strength and reduce the risk of future heart problems.

What are the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation offers significant benefits, including improved heart function, increased physical fitness, and reduced symptoms of heart disease. It also helps lower the risk of future heart events and enhances overall quality of life through targeted exercise and lifestyle guidance.

What happens in cardiac rehabilitation?

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Body Fit Physiotherapy, we begin with initial assessments and tailor an exercise program suited to your needs. We also offer small group classes, where we use heart rate monitors to ensure the exercise is at the right intensity for optimal benefits. Personalised sessions can also be offered.


Our Services Include: 


Cardiac Assessment & Review

  • Baseline outcome measures are taken

  • A tailored exercise program is provided

  • Education components, including:

    • The National Heart Foundation Recommendations

    • Advice on exercising safely

    • Guidance on how to progress your exercise program

    • Information on how to monitor your exercise program’s intensity

  • An update of your progress is provided to your referring doctor

  • As a result of the consult, you have another point of contact for further questions and professional guidance

  • Regular review and re-assessment of outcome measures


Cardiac Rehabilitation Class


Conducted in the Rehabilitation Gym and will include the following:

  • Participation in a small group class allowing for the appropriate level of supervision and the ability for clients to ask questions as required

  • Continued education is performed during sessions

  • An individual program is designed for each client

  • Each client is provided with a heart rate monitor during the class, allowing them to be constantly monitored

  • Heart rate monitoring throughout sessions ensures you are working at the desired level and maximising obtained results

  • Class environment creates team morale and increased drive to exercise and reach individual goals

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Don't wait to improve your heart health. Ask about our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program now and take the first step towards a healthier future!

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