Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program for ANYONE suffering from heart disease. If you feel that you or your loved one is ready to take a more active role in their heart-healthy care, please call us at 970.384.7555 and we can help you find the right fit.

Researched Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:

  • Strengthened heart muscle
  • Increase exercise capacity
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • More controlled blood sugar levels
  • Increased knowledge about risk factors and earlier detection of medical problems
  • Improved self-confidence and ability to deal with anxiety and depression

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 970.384.7555.

Health4Life Cardiac Rehabilitation

In our rehabilitation program, our trained professionals work as a team to identify individual patient needs and risk factors. During monitored exercise, we will counsel and educate you on healthy dietary habits, stress management and coping skills. In the end, you will have the tools needed to lead a healthier lifestyle and become confident with returning to your usual daily activities.

Below is a description of the different phases of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation that we offer:

Inpatient program / Phase I
If you are staying in the hospital for heart care, we will answer questions regarding your symptoms/event/procedure. We will help you identify risk factors for future events and introduce methods to modify them. Another major goal is to help you identify signs and symptoms and give you instructions in the case of emergencies. Lastly, we teach you skills to manage home-activity intensity, and bridge you to an outpatient rehab program in your area.

Outpatient Program / Phase II
Patients attend one-hour visits, usually two or three times per week for up to 36 visits. Exercise is guided by physician prescription while feelings of exertion, heart rhythm, and vital signs are monitored by other staff. Regular education and counseling is also provided. We treat the whole person in this phase.

Most insurance policies cover participation in an outpatient program, please call us at 970.384.7555 to talk more about how this program can help you or your loved one’s recovery.

Maintenance Program / Phase III
Upon graduation of Phase II, patients are encouraged to continue exercise and other healthy behaviors just as they have learned. One option is to temporarily enroll in a maintenance program using the same cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility at Valley View Hospital. This program has an out-of-pocket cost requirement that is often cheaper than most fitness facilities, while having hospital emergency staff available. Vital sign monitoring and goal updating are done regularly, but less often than in Phase II.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Staff:

Rick Bradley MS, ACSM-CEP
Juliane Cook BS ACSM-CEP
Bonnie Darbyshire, MS, CCRP
Lydia Senn, MA

Contact information:

Valley View Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
1906 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970.384.7555
Fax: 970.384.8186