Center for Cardiac Fitness208 Collyer Street, 2nd floor(located in the Shaw's Plaza)Providence, RI, 02904Phone: 401-793-5810Fax: 401-793-5815
Free parking is available.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday6-8 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.2-4 p.m.4-5:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday6 a.m. - 12 p.m.1-3 p.m.
Patients with cardiac co-morbidity are referred for a graded exercise test, supervised by a cardiologist.
Prescribed exercise will help you to increase endurance, strength and flexibility. You may walk, ride a stationary bike, or do exercises in a chair. You will be taught stretches to do before and after exercise. You may also use weights to build strength. We may check your pulse, heart rate and oxygen levels during exercise.
We will provide information on how the lungs work and how your lung problems affect your breathing, in addition to the following topics:
Groups generate topics of interest and guest speakers are invited.
Medication and equipment education
We will provide information on how and when to take medications properly and how to use oxygen if it is prescribed.
Breathing techniques We will teach you how to control shortness of breath, including pursed-lip and diaphragmatic breathing.
Daily living skills We'll show you how to pace yourself during daily tasks. This will give you more energy and help you do more during your daily activities.
In addition, program graduates can participate in a maintenance program to continue therapy beyond the original 8-week sessions.