From Patient to Progress, From Recovery to Rehab! From Prescription to Program! We specialize in Exercise Medicine for self management. Improving your heart health step by step.
Fitness is the strongest predictor of long-term prognosis and survival. We strive to help patients start and achieve their personal goals with a strong foundation for self management of their health.
Our professional Heart Fitness team includes Cardiologists and experienced Registered Kinesiologists who provide an exercise IS medicine approach to individuals who have:
- ESTABLISHED heart disease
- RISK FACTORS for heart disease
- PREVENTION of heart problems
- CHRONIC health conditions
We offer exercise prescription for chronic disease management and prevention of risk factors such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- Family history
Exercise also helps other chronic conditions too like:
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Lung disease
- Kidney disease
We believe that every person can learn how to self-manage their own fitness. Our approach is to help set your fitness goals and implement your unique personalized exercise program. We will help support you through educating you on self-managing your own lifestyle in a manner that uniquely reflects your medical condition.
We evaluate your needs and tailor your program accordingly. For some, exercise medicine will be lower intensity walking programs; for others it may be higher intensity interval training; for others still your program may consist of aquatic-based exercises. We emphasize both aerobic conditioning, resistance training and flexibility exercises, in a manner that is safe and effective for you!
After a cardiac event or procedure or a decision to make lifestyle changes to prevent cardiovascular disease, sometimes you just need a starting point! We are here to help you start and be successful with your exercise. We will guide you on how to implement your exercise prescription for improved heart health, chronic disease management and work towards achieving your fitness goals!
Your intake medical and re-assessment appointments can now be completed from the comfort of your own home.
What you will need:
On the day of your appointment you will receive an email with instructions to enter the conversation.
If you are using a laptop it will be as easy as clicking the "Start e-visit" button.
If you are using a tablet or smartphone, it will re-direct you to download an application. Once the app has downloaded, you can go back to your email and click the "Start e-visit" button.
**Check your junk or trash folder in case it does not go to your inbox **
These visits will allow for a home based appointment where you will meet with our multi-disciplinary team to discuss your exercise progress and risk factor management plan.
Find below more in depth instructions to help set up your virtual visit
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!