Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

  • cardio graphActive One provides exercise physiology services to the cardiac rehabilitation programs run by Peninsula Private Hospital in Mornington and Frankston.
  • We facilitate individualised exercise instruction for the cardiac patients adapting the sessions to accommodate specific medical conditions and personal needs.
  • The tailored exercise sessions are supervised by cardiac nurses and are safe while maintaining a suitable challenge to all in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
  • Laughing is encouraged!
  • Active One presents the ‘exercising safely and appropriately’ education session as one of the lectures in the eight week comprehensive ‘healthy heart’ component of the cardiac rehabilitation program.

“Active One has been working with the Peninsula Private hospital cardiac rehabilitation program since its beginning five years ago. In that time the program has evolved into a very busy and well respected institution across the Mornington peninsula. Active One provides the program with highly skilled exercise physiology professionals who lead the weekly exercise sessions and deliver exercise education to the groups.”

Cardiac rehabilitation and domiciliary services coordinator
Peninsula Private Hospital

National Heart Foundation of Australia

National Heart Foundation of AustraliaThe World Health Organisation and the Heart Foundation recommends that all patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, coronary angioplasty or other heart or blood vessel disease should be routinely referred to an appropriate cardiac rehabilitation and prevention program.

People with cardiovascular disease who complete cardiac rehabilitation programs can reduce the incidence of subsequent cardiovascular events and improve their quality of life and increase survival time.

Facts about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD):

  • CVD remains Australia’s leading killer
  • CVD kills around 48,000 Australians each year even though it is largely preventable
  • CVD represented 33.7% of all deaths in 2008

In addition to this, an increase in some risk factors such as physical inactivity, poor nutrition, high blood pressure, cholesterol and overweight/obesity, coupled with an ageing population, mean that it is likely that death rates from CVD will actually increase.

Click here for information about a Risk Perception Study