Do I need a doctor's referral to enter the program?
If you have a medical condition then a referral from your doctor is very helpful. Alternatively, with your permisssion we can contact your doctor or hospital to find out more about your condition to ensure your safety throughout your programme. We will then work with your doctor to develop a programme suited to your current health and treatment. If you don't currently see a doctor regular and have no prior health condition then you may join our programmes with your consent.
Will my doctor receive regular reports?
Yes - with your permission, our programme will give regular progress reports to your doctor. You will also receive a copy of these progress reports. We perform regular reassessments to keep track of your acheievements and can also adapt your programme based on these results.
What do the exercise sessions involve?
The exercise sessions will involve alternating between cardiovascular work (raising the heart rate) and weight (resistance) exercises. The exercise sessions will be circuit based and will involve rotation around number of exercise stations. This means that we can maximise each session. We will always work to your ability and all exercises are safe and structured to you and your health.
Where is Clinical Exercise based?
You can train at our private studio at East Molesey, Surrey (KT8). Alternative, Angela can travel to you in London or Surrey (travel levy applies).
Why is exercise important?
There is a wealth of evidence to prove that physical activity plays a key role in improving people's health and well-being. Patients who attend cardiac rehab reduce their risk of complications and recover faster. Research has shown that people who exercise regularly reduce their risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
Physical activity can also improve your psychological well-being and mood, decreasing your risk of depression and improving your mental health and quality of life.
What benefits can I expect from the programme?
There are a wide range of benefits to be made from participating in physical activity, both physical and emotional.
Our unique programme will help you to:
- Recover quicker from surgery or treatment
- Lower your blood pressure
- Increase your fitness
- Lose weight
- Improve your health
- Sleep better
- Feel more energetic
- Stay independent and reduce your need for help from others
- Improve your co-ordination and flexibility
- Improve your muscle tone
- Improve your confidence and feel good about yourself
Are educational and counseling services available and can my partner/family join?
Yes - your health can have an impact on the whole family and your partner or support person is very welcome to join you in your sessions. During each session, we will be giving you a wealth of information and education specific to your needs. Information will be delivered face to face, over email, through fact sheets and leaflets. You and your family can ask questions at any time throughout your programme.
Will an individualized treatment plan be developed for me?
Yes - we work with you and your doctor to develop a programme suited to your current health, treatment, medication and fitness levels. Together we set goals that you have identified. We adapt each session based on how you are feeling on that particular day. We work with you to increase your health and fitness each week.
Are the staff specially trained in the field of cardiac rehabilitation?
Yes - all of our staff are highly qualified. Every staff member is a qualified Cardiac Nurse and/or Phase 4 BACPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor.
Are all staff currently certified in CPR?
All staff are qualified in Basic Life Support and are experienced on what to do in an emergency. Every staff member attends regular revalidation and updates their skills regularly.
Is emergency equipment and supplies readily available?
Yes - there is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) onsite in our studio.
Are the fees covered by insurance?
Unfortunately not; we are are self pay service. If you have a high level of health insurance coverage, you can ask your insurance if they will cover a set number of sessions. Some insurance providers are able to cover the initial assessment (1 session).
How much does the programme cost?
Each programme is tailored to the individual and varies in length so our programmes vary in cost. Contact us for a quote based on your needs and a free initial consultation. Prices start from £60/session for a programme in our East Molesey studio.
What happens at the end of the course?
The completion of the programme is not an end-point but the beginning of a healthier lifestyle incorporating regular physical activity. Throughout your programme we will provide you with home exercises and you will need to continue with these. If you have enjoyed your programme, we'd love you to keep your programme going! if you'd like to continue to see us for regular exercise sessions we will discuss your options and will be able to give you a discount on your subsequent programmes.
Still have further questions? Please contact us to ask. We love adding new questions to this page so please let us know if you have any questions that we haven't covered.
You may also like to download our information leaflet.