Our Cardiopulmonary Program promotes maximal levels of function for individuals with cardiopulmonary related health problems. Each patient is evaluated by a licensed physical therapist to establish baseline fitness levels and safety for exercise. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to transition patients from a medically supervised exercise environment to an independent gym or home-based activity program. This evaluation includes:
Review of past medical history and current condition
Cardiopulmonary response to activity – assessment of vital signs at rest and response to exercise (Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation)
Upper and lower extremity strength
General flexibility tests to identify joint and/or muscle impairments
Fall / Balance Risk
What will physical therapy include?
Improving functional capacity
Improving limitations noted in evaluation (e.g. increasing strength, range of motion, and balance)
Educating patients on recommended exercise parameters as well as safe physiologic response to exercise and activity
"I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about the experience that I had in rehab while under the care of Christopher Berg I was in a accident thatshattered my ankle whichwas put back together with screws and plates as well a broken femur knee From the first consultation I felt at ease with Mr Berg Christopher listened to every ache and pain I had and understood fully what I was going through at this time in my life I walked in on crutches and a walking boot then eventually Chris got me on the cane and then finally I was on my own He spent many hours working with me to get me back to myself and he succeeded in every way a professional therapist should do MrHanker you have a very special talent in Mr Berg and I would like you please to recognize him as stand out employee who REALLY cares about his patients I finally was able to sign a new job offer sheet with a good company last week I will be finally joining the workforce again after a year off Thank you Mr Berg for everything you've done, and a special thanks to your helper he knows who he is THE RAIDER FAN DUDE"