Texas Health Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center Dallas offers a supportive and encouraging environment for preventative programs and physical therapy services for individuals recovering from illness or surgery. Licensed physical therapists determine each patient's needs and develop a plan to integrate fitness activities and total health management with the goal of increasing overall function in the community and at home.
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Aquatics for Movement Disorders
The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease Aquatic Exercise Program is designed to increase activity level, facilitate independent mobility and provide a support group for individuals with these diseases. Taught by fitness specialists, the classes are held in a heated (84 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) 4-foot deep pool. The pool features an entry ramp and water wheelchair for easy access.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or related disorder
- Independence in or minimal assistance required for ambulation, bathing and dressing
- Bowel and bladder control
- Signed clearance for exercise by the patient's physician on the Physician Information Form stating the length of class time and frequency with which the patient may attend classes and any specific restrictions which may apply
- Completed release for participation and payment of appropriate fees
Aquatic Physical Therapy
Aquatic physical therapy is a program designed to help patients maximize their physical function through exercise in a pool. The effect of water combined with therapeutic aquatic exercise helps increase joint mobility, muscle strength surrounding affected joints and overall exercise tolerance. Aquatic physical therapy is provided in the heated, SwimEx? aquatic therapy indoor pool. Swimming ability is not required.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a progressive program with a goal of helping patients restore and maintain optimal health while helping to reduce the risk of future heart problems. Cardiac rehabilitation sessions offer personalized exercise prescriptions, education and lifestyle-modification programs. As part of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the cardiac rehabilitation program's multidisciplinary team is led by physicians on the medical staff. The program also includes cardiac rehabilitation nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and fitness specialists, as well as registered dietitians, psychologists, pharmacists and chaplains.
Patients who have had any of the following procedures or conditions may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation:
- Heart attack
- Atherosclerotic heart disease
- Angina pectoris
- Abnormal stress test
- Valvular heart disease
- Pacemaker or AICD
- Heart failure
- Angioplasty or artherectomy
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart transplant
H2OPE Aquatic Pediatric Exercise
H2OPE is a fun, community outreach aquatic fitness program for children with special needs. H2OPE provides an alternative recreational activity to help meet physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs. The emphasis is on providing a safe, fun, non-competitive and successful experience to improve physical and mental health.
Children with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down's syndrome, developmental or cognitive delay and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from this aquatic exercise program.
Classes are 40 minutes and meet from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Call 817-649-SWIM or visit differentstrokesswimschool.com for more information.
Classes are held at the Indoor Pool. Enrollment is free, as the program is funded by Texas Health Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center Dallas.
The personalized treatment plan focuses on increasing flexibility, strength, balance and activity tolerance, and decreasing pain. The spacious facilities and friendly, comfortable environment provide the right atmosphere for successful physical therapy. Physical therapy services require a physician referral and are available for members and nonmembers.
Pulmonary Physical Therapy
Pulmonary physical therapy is a multidisciplinary program in which breathing principles are emphasized during therapeutic exercise and functional activities. The goal of the therapy is to help stabilize or reduce the symptoms of pulmonary disease and improve the individual's quality of life. Oxygen saturation levels are monitored during therapy.
A physician's referral is required to begin treatment. To initiate the referral process or for more information, call 214-345-4367. Completed referral forms can be faxed to 214-345-8054. Registration and check in is at 5721 Phoenix Drive.