Cardiac Rehab for PAD Patients

Supervised exercise training for peripheral artery disease

Recognizing the need for cardiac rehabilitation for patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease, The Christ Hospital Health Network designed a program specifically to help PAD patients who experience pain while walking. This medically monitored exercise and education program consists of 36 sessions, where patients walk on a treadmill three to five days per week during a 12-week period. Each session lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.

Program goals

The goals for the program are designed to help each patient get back to a better quality of life. Some of these goals include:

  • Increase strength and endurance

  • Improve gait with less pain

  • Prevent progression of peripheral artery disease

  • Lower risk of cardiovascular events

  • Improve functional ability

Lifestyle modification and risk factor management education

In addition to those goals, patients will benefit from additional help in lifestyle modification and better education around managing risk factors. Some of these benefits include:

  • Weight loss

  • Heart health eating

  • Smoking cessation

  • Diabetes management

  • High blood pressure management

  • Stress and anxiety management

How to get started

Getting started in the program is easy. Simply discuss this with your physician at your next appointment. If approved by your provider, they will give you a referral to the program. We have two convenient locations in Mt. Auburn and in Liberty Township to meet your needs. 

Medical Office Building | Suite 224 | 513-585-2425 

Liberty Medical Center | Suite 1500 | 513-648-7954