Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

A cardiac patient takes a spin on his bike.Heart conditions do not have to keep children and teens from being active. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps patients with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease to increase endurance, regain strength and reduce future health risks. The program, one of the few of its kind in the country, centers on exercise, education and increasing functional skills.

Our program is fit for children and teens with a history of a variety of cardiac disorders, like heart transplant, cardiomyopathy or cardiac arrest. Cardiac Rehab is available in each of our rehabilitation settings:

We follow patients from birth to age 21, and growing hearts need special care. Our multidisciplinary team uses age-appropriate methods to help children and teens achieve developmental milestones and return to active lives.

Learn more about our Cardiac Rehab Program.

Our team is led by board-certified pediatric physiatrists and pediatric cardiologists. The team also may include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Child life specialist
  • Social worker
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Dietitian
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Case management
  • Hospital teacher
  • CardiacNeurodevelopmentalProgram
    Research shows that children with heart conditions are more likely to have motor and language delays, as well as learning problems. Our neurodevelopmental program offers complete developmental care from infancy through early adulthood for your child with a heart condition.