Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and affects 6 million adults each year in the United States. Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is a 4 phase evidenced-based exercise program designed and delivered by a physical therapy team which has been shown to increase patient life expectancy by 5 years and significantly reduces emergency room visits and re-admission to the hospital following a cardiac event. Phase 1 begins in the hospital and phase 2 and 3 continues in the outpatient physical therapy facility. Depression is a common development following heart surgery and cardiac rehab has been shown to dramatically improve recovery, compliance, and complications amongst patients. Although the research is clear about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, many cardiologists and cardiac surgeons do not routinely refer patients for cardiac rehab, and It is estimated that only 30% of patients participate in a supervised program.
Bellaire Rehab SPOT is the leading outpatient physical therapy facility in the Houston area for more than 10 years. Dr. Abraham Lieberman is a licensed practicing Nationally Registered EMT and is the director of the cardiac Rehabilitation program. Bellaire Physical Therapy features an on site EKG for cardiac monitoring during exercises, and is supported by an AED and full staff trained in emergency cardiac response. Bellaire PT accepts most insurance and offers reasonable cash rates for uninsured patients. If you or a loved one has had a cardiac event and would like to enroll in our cardiac rehabilitation program, contact us by phone, email, or fax.