Your Rehabilitation Plan Checklist
Here are some questions to ask your doctor about your rehabilitation plan:
- What does cardiac rehabilitation include and how will it help me?
- What are you recommending for my physical therapy or cardiac rehabilitation?
- How much do physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation cost? Are they typically covered by insurance?
- Will this level of activity be painful?
- Will I feel an immediate change in my energy level or will it take some time to build my stamina?
- How soon will my sternum heal?
- Will I be able to play with my children or grandchildren and resume normal daily activities?
- How soon can I get back to my normal exercise routine?
- Can I lift weights? Go walking? Go jogging?
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Last Reviewed: January 19, 2010 2506