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Cardiac rehabilitation

The Crossing Rivers Health cardiac rehabilitation department has qualified clinical exercise physiologists providing expertise in exercise programming for persons with a wide variety of health conditions.

Programs offered include:

Outpatient/Phase ll Cardiac Rehab

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is a physician-referred, professionally monitored exercise program that focuses on managing and modifying risk factors for heart disease in individuals who have had a heart attack, angioplasty or stents, bypass surgery, stable angina, heart valve repair/treatment, heart/lung transplant and congestive heart failure.

How long is the program and what does it consist of?

Each telemetry-monitored session lasts approximately 50-60 minutes. Sessions are scheduled two-three days per week, for up to 36 total sessions. All exercise programs are created for each individual based on physical limitations and current level of functioning.

What kind of education would I receive?

Education is provided and includes information on nutrition, weight management, home exercise, stress management, medications, blood pressure and cholesterol standards as well as tobacco cessation.

Does insurance cover this program?

Most insurance companies (Medicare, Medicaid and other private insurance companies) provide a Cardiac Rehab benefit. Session limitations, co-pay/co-insurance and deductibles vary by insurance and plan. All patients are encouraged to check with their insurance plans to determine out of pocket costs. Some insurances may require prior authorization prior to enrolling in Cardiac Rehab.

Supervised Exercise Program for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) exercise is designed for people who suffer from leg pain or cramping in the lower extremities due to intermittent claudication (IC) during activity.

This is a physician referred program in which you must have a face-to-face visit with your physician to obtain a referral.

Is a PAD exercise program right for me?

If you suffer from and are limited by intermittent claudication (IC) pain during activity and your physician has diagnosed you with Peripheral Artery Disease, this program can help you.

How long is the program and what does it consist of?

PAD exercise is a series of sessions over 12 weeks lasting 45 - 60 minutes per session, with the recommended number of sessions being 36. After 36 sessions, there is a recommended 8 week PAD step-down program.

Each session involves either walking on a treadmill or our indoor track to allow each person to achieve symptom-limited claudication.

Each session is supervised by our exercise physiologists, who have knowledge in appropriate progression of your program to achieve optimal benefits.

Does insurance cover this program?

Yes, Medicare considers PAD exercise programming a covered benefit with an allowable 36 visits. However, you may be responsible for deductibles and co-payments. Checking with your insurance regarding deductibles and co-payments is recommended. 

Prior authorization is required for insurances other than Medicare.

The Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehab Team

Tammy Thompson Cardiac Rehab Manager At Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation In Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin
Tammy Thompson
Cardiac Rehabilitation Director
Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Austin Neis Exercise Specialist At Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Department In Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin
Austin Neis
Exercise Specialist

Pat Stovey Clinical Exercise Specialist At Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Department In Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin
Pat Stovey
Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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