The University of Tennessee Medical Center designs its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs to help people with cardiac, vascular and lung problems recover faster and improve their quality of life. Located conveniently in Knoxville, Tennessee, our experienced and trained team create a customized rehabilitation schedule that fits your needs.
All three programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. The rehabilitation team consists of the patient, the family, physician, registered nurse, exercise physiologist, dietitian, respiratory therapist, psychologist, and pharmacist.
Using the team approach, patients are involved in setting goals and building an individualized treatment plan. With this individualized treatment plan, the rehab team will deliver progressive exercise and tailored education to control risk factors, increase strength and independence, and improve quality of life. Rehabilitation documentation with clinical progress notes are sent routinely to the patient’s medical team for review.
Almost anyone with heart trouble can benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation. Some common heart problems include heart attack, angina, heart failure, angioplasty, coronary stent, and coronary bypass surgery. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a safe and effective way to help you feel better faster, get stronger, reduce stress, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and live longer. No one is too young or too old. Women and men benefit equally from Cardiac Rehabilitation.
When possible, The University of Tennessee Medical Center physician patients can now be seen while at home through telehealth phone and video visits. Telehealth appointments make it easy to access the care you trust by using your existing smartphone, tablet, or computer. Learn More
Hybrid Cardiac Rehab
We suggest you attend 12 to 36 visits of the in-person program. We know that there may be barriers to taking part in the in-person program. If this is true for you, please think about joining our Hybrid Cardiac Rehab program. This program combines the personalized care of our in-person program with the flexibility of our Telehealth visits. Please call us to talk more about this program.
Almost anyone with lung problems can benefit from pulmonary rehab. Some common lung problems include patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, lung surgery, and some patients after COVID-19. Pulmonary rehab is a safe and effective way to help the participant feel better faster, get stronger, reduce stress, and improve the overall quality of life.
If you have been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vascular rehabilitation can help improve your quality of life.