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Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you have experienced a heart attack, been diagnosed with heart disease or have had surgery related to a heart condition within the past two years, the Owen Sound Cardiac Rehab program is here to help you reclaim your health.

The Cardiac Rehab team consists of Exercise Specialists, a Registered Nurse and a Medical Advisor.  A partnership between Grey Bruce Health Services and the YMCA of Owen Sound, Grey Bruce, 143 participants saw improvements to their health through this program in 2015.

How it Works 

Whether you participate in our facility program or in a home program, you are supported by the Cardiac Rehab Team in order to exercise safely. You will be offered exercise sessions, tailored to your needs, twice a week for three months.  In addition, you will receive education and access to information to help you manage your cardiac condition and reduce your risk factors.  You will be asked to complete an exercise stress test and assessment with our Cardiac Rehab team prior to starting your exercise program.

There is no cost to you to participate in this program. 

Exercise sessions are held at the YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility, located in the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre in Owen Sound. You may also have the option of a home exercise program, if distance or timing prevents you from attending exercise classes in the YMCA facility.  Your Cardiac Rehab team will talk with you about this option.

How do I book an Appointment?

You may be referred to this program upon discharge from hospital by your specialist or you can request a referral from your Physician or Nurse Practitioner. Upon receiving your referral, a member of the Cardiac Rehab team will contact you with an invitation to attend an orientation session.

Contact Us

Learn more on the Grey Bruce Health Unit website << CLICK HERE

Phone: 519-376-4832

Fax: 519-376-2063

cardiac@ymcaowensound.on.ca

Office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm