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New Cardiac Rehab Equipment

Friday, March 14, 2014

Two new pieces of exercise equipment; compliments of the Fort HealthCare Partners Love Lights program were recently put into place in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department at Fort Memorial Hospital.

A recumbent cross training machine and a new recumbent bike are now ready for use in the cardiopulmonary modern gym area. The recumbent cross trainer is great for all skill levels and can help most cardiac rehabilitation patients regain their health and independence through exercise. 

The recumbent bike offers user-friendly adjustments and innovative cycling programs to make a workout and training program more effective.  Since the user is in a recumbent position, there is no pressure on the wrists, back or neck.  Program participants get a great workout without stressing their body. Both pieces of equipment help users to exercise safely and achieve an effective total body workout.

Love Lights celebrated 29 years of giving with their 2013 campaign, with gross proceeds totaling over one-half million dollars since the program started in 1985.  Other Love Light Tree Projects over the years include birthing beds, blanket warmers, defibrillators, infant hearing screener, hydrotherapy pool, and the paramedic intercept vehicle.

The Fort HealthCare Partners is an organization that provides services and fundraising for Fort HealthCare.  Volunteering is a satisfying and rewarding way to spend a few spare hours helping others, developing new interests, and making new friends.  Persons interested in finding out more about the Fort HealthCare Partners can call Kari Behling, volunteer services manager at 920-568-5276. 

 

PICTURED ARE:  (left to right)
Lisa Michaels-Bilgrien - Cardiopulmonary Rehab Coordinator
Florence Falk – Partners President Elect
Bob Smith – Partners President
Kari Behling – Volunteer Services Manager
Butch Reindl – program participant
 

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