Guide for Referring Physicians
The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program (CRSP) is an out-patient, multidisciplinary program for cardiac surgical and medical patients. Physician referral is required with no fee for service.
During the six-month program, patients receive medical management, an exercise program and cardiac risk factor counselling services and education sessions. All therapeutic regimens embrace a gender-specific approach. With an emphasis on comprehensive behavioural modification therapy, CRSP is dedicated to helping patients manage their cardiovascular risk factors in order to resume a productive, active and satisfying lifestyle. The program is a coordinating site (designated by the MoHLTC) for cardiac rehabiltation programs in Ingersoll, Owen Sound, Sarnia and Chatham. To refer a patient, print a referral form and fax to 519-667-6532.
In-hospital stress lab, clinic, education space, and exercise equipment for assessment and teaching purposes. Treadmills, bicycles, arm ergometer, walking track and complete weight training area is provided through a community partnership with the London YMCA.
- Medical assessment (including exercise stress testing)
- Exercise program
- Nutrition counselling
- Weight intervention program
- Psychological services:
- Smoking cessation therapy
- Women’s support group
- Individual counselling
- Group stress management program
- Myocardial infarction
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Stable angina pectoris
- Heart transplantation
- Valvular heart disease