Emergency Information

Heart Rehabilitation Group

 
The group is for people who:
 
  • Have medical problems with their heart and blood circulation.
  • Are recovering from heart surgery.
  • Have long term heart and circulation problems which cause shortness of breath.

You will be exercising and  learning about heart health in a small group.
 
Our team includes:
  • Care coordinator
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietitian
  • Speech pathologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Allied health assistant
 
Each person will be set a home  exercise program which is very important to carry out at least five times per week.
 
How can Heart Rehabilitation help you?
  • Improve your muscle strength.
  • Learn how to manage your heart condition & medications.
  • Confidence to ask your doctor  questions.
  • To feel  supported and that you are not alone.
  • Confidence to get  back to doing  day to day activities.
  • Support to work towards QUIT smoking (if needed).
  • You will be connected to a Care Coordinator to help your journey through our program.
 
Each person will complete a six minute walk test before starting the program.
 
How

All referrals via Intake Worker on (03) 5761 4500

Where

Benalla Health, Community Rehabilitation Centre, Samaria Road, Benalla

When
  •  Every Monday for eight weeks
  • A physiotherapist will give you a start date and time

What to bring:

  • Your walking aid
  • Wear flat enclosed shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Support person welcome
  • Emergency medication
 
How much will it cost?
There is a small fee for some of our services. Our staff can talk to you about the cost when you make your first appointment.