Research

Exercise based rehabilitation has been shown to dramatically improve patient outcomes across a wide variety of disease types.

Cardiac rehabilitation, which our flagship rehab program is modeled on, has been shown to reduce hospitalizations, increase life span, increase quality of life and even reverse some of the most pernicious effects of cardiovascular disease.

If all cardiac and pulmonary patients attended their rehab, we would save an estimated 261k lives per year, in the US alone. 1
31 million Americans qualify for cardiac and pulmonary rehab each year. Only 5% attend.

1  Philip A. Ades, MD, Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, Janet S. Wright, MD, Larry F. Hamm, PhD, Karen Lui, RN, MS, Kimberly Newlin, ANP, Donald S. Shepard, PhD, and Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS Increasing Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation From 20% to 70%: A Road Map From the Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative, Mayo Clinic Proc. 2017 Feb; 92(2): 234–242.

Peer-reviewed papers

Live Longer

Live longer Cardiac rehabilitation improves health and recovery of those suffering from cardiovascular disease. The benefits include a 45% reduction in all-cause mortality rates.

Quinn R. Pack, Kashish Goel, Brian D. Lahr, Kevin L. Greason, Ray W. Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Zixin Zhang, and Randal J. Thomas (2013) Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Survival After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, A Community-Based Study, Circulation. 2013;128:590–597, Online publication date: 8 Jul 2013.
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Reduce readmissions and stay out of hospital

Within 90 days, cardiac rehabilitation patients have a 30% reduction in readmissions. Rehospitalization rates may reduce by increasing improved care transition systems.

Daniel W. Mudrick, Lynn Shaffer, Michelle Lalonde, Anirudh Ruhil, Greg Lam, Jesse Hickerson, Teresa Caulin-Glaser and Richard Snow, cardiac rehabilitation participation reduces 90-day hospital readmissions after acute myocardial infarction or percutaneous coronary intervention, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 61, Issue 10 Supplement, March 2013,
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Reverse the effects of CVD

Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation reduces all cause mortality and significantly reduces cholesterol.

Heran BS, Chen JM, Ebrahim S, Moxham T, Oldridge N, Rees K, Thompson DR, Taylor RS. (2013) Exercise-based rehabilitation for coronary heart disease, A Community-Based Study, Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jul 6;(7):CD001800. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001800.pub2
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Tangible health benefits our patients can expect

Weight loss

Improved weight loss with our nutrition plus exercise program

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Stress reduction

Improved stress management and ability to control anxiety and depression

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Quality of life

Increased ability to return to work or engage in leisure activities

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Improvement to key vitals

Improved health factors like lipids and blood pressure

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Other research

Putting more patients on the road to recovery

Each year, roughly 935,000 Americans will have a coronary event, and more than 30% will have a second and potentially fatal one.

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Cardiac rehabilitation participation reduces 90 day hospital readmissions

Cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction decreases cardiac morbidity and mortality.

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Exercise-based rehabilitation for coronary heart disease

The burden of cardiovascular disease world-wide is one of great concern to patients and health care agencies alike.

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