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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Relaxation Techniques (Definition)

Relaxation techniques are helpful tools for coping with stress and promoting long term health by slowing down the body and quieting the mind. Such techniques generally entail: refocusing attention (for example, noticing areas of tension); increasing body awareness; and exercises (such as meditation) to connect the body and mind together. Used daily, these practices can lead to a healthier perspective on stressful circumstances. In fact, more than 3,000 studies show the beneficial effects of relaxation on ...Read more


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What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Back to work: Vocational or occupational therapy is important in rehabilitation to help one return to his/her capacity to get back to his/her previous occupation and to return to work --. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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What is involved in a routine cardiac rehabilitation therapy visit?

What is involved in a routine cardiac rehabilitation therapy visit?

See below: Heart rehabilitation is a program that is called to retrain a failed heart muscle to help it regain some of its basic functions - contractility, relaxation etc. It usually includes certain cardiovascular and other types of exercises in graduated fashion to help the heart muscle build up its strength. ...Read more

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What education is needed to become a cardiac rehabilitation nurse?

What education is needed to become a cardiac rehabilitation nurse?

See below: First a degree in nursing as an rn. The only other requirement that i know of is to be certified in cpr, that is bcls and acls. (basic and andvanced cardiac life support) those two things have to be renewed every two years. Usually the hospital or clinic where you work would arrange for that training. The rest would ordinarily be learned on the job. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Good idea!: Physical therapists have a great base of knowledge that would be very useful for a career as a physiatrist. In the us this would require a 4 year medical degree followed by a 4 year physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) residency. ...Read more

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Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment  Program be active in  martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy.In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise.The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat ( less than 10% of all calories) high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet. Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet. Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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What role does a psychologist play during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Help with stress: Many people with cardiac disease become stressed, anxious and/or depressed. These are distressing in themselves and can interfere in full participation in the physical aspects of rehab. Psychologists can be of enormous help with these problems. ...Read more

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Do they use electroconvulsive therapy in a partial program at a hosp. is it part of the 12 step program?

Do they use electroconvulsive therapy   in a partial program at a hosp.  is it part of the 12 step program?

ECT: or electroconvulsive therapy is NOT part of 12 step programs. It may be done for inpatients and many facilities do it on outpatients. Informed consent must be given for this procedure -so it is never just part of a program. ...Read more

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Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts. What is a good length for stationary rowing? Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts.  What is a good length for stationary rowing?  Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Work your way up...: Try 5 minutes working out at a moderate intensity and work your way up. A safe way to increase your workouts is 10% a week. Safety first. Listen to your body. ...Read more

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A technique of massage to initiate a past life regression in an unhypnotised subject?

A technique of massage to initiate a past life regression in an unhypnotised subject?

Beware!: I have followed the "past life regression" business for decades. I'd urge extreme caution. Whether or not real, verifiable memories are ever produced, this kind of technique causes people to focus on fantasy rather than working on the things they must do in real life to make their lives, work and relationships better. Tread very carefully. ...Read more

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What are important qualities needed in a rehabilitation coach for brain injury?

What are important qualities needed in a rehabilitation coach for brain injury?

Training: A rehab coach for people with brain injuries must be one who is able to differentiate between various types of brain injuries and is able to administer proper rehab program. He needs to have sound knowledge of what's indicated and what's not and preferably have reliable experience in dealing with this type of patients. ...Read more

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What are the best music therapy exercises for a paralyzed person?

What are the best music therapy exercises for a paralyzed person?

Music is in the ear: This is a complex question, however, it would be helpful to know what your expectations are. If you are looking for relaxation techniques or mood altering therapy then that is completely up to your taste and interpretation of music. I highly commend you looking for alternative therapies to treat your challange in life. Depending on your paralysis, you may try looking up eye movement and music. ...Read more

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Do any cardiologists have a cardio rehab program they can share for a patient with pots with an otherwise healthy heart?

Do any cardiologists have a cardio rehab program they can share for a patient with pots with an otherwise healthy heart?

Check out these: Link.S take care! http://crm.cardiosource.org/learn-from-the-experts/2013/02/pots-diagnosis-and-treatment.aspx. http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20110620/exercise-may-help-treat-pots-heart-condition.

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What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

Smoking cessation: As a health care professional or a patient. As a patient have a determined attitude and listen to the directions. Take supportive meds if needed and be compliant. ...Read more

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Can someone with a masters in clinical psychology perform treatments?

Can someone with a masters in clinical psychology perform treatments?

Psychotherapy: can be practiced by people from varied professions, social workers, psychiatrists and counselors who have varying levels of training in psychotherapy. Psychologists must have a doctorate, are licensed and can take insurance. In some states Master's level psychologists can treat clients with supervision from a licensed psychologist. ...Read more

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Can a rehab doc delegate wound care to a physical therapist?

Can a rehab doc delegate wound care to a physical therapist?

He can : A physiatrist (rehab doc) can refer wound care but as a physiatrist and wound specialist i would prefer they refer to wound care unless they know the wound skills themselves and give orders other than "eval and treat" to the therapist. ...Read more

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I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

Pediatric Ortho: You need a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in the treatment of childhood/adolescent scoliosis.These folks usually work at the nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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What education is required for someone to become a cardiac rehabilitation specialist?

What education is required for someone to become a cardiac rehabilitation specialist?

It depends on region: Many places around the country have special qualifications.Ie they have to be cardiologist or internist and fp, rehab specialist. Just inquire within place. Typically the more rural one is the less specialist are involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


Dr. Martin Bress
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Cardiac Rehabilitation (Definition)

A supervised exercise program that is highly regimented following cardiac surgery or stent placement with stays updates ...Read more