Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Exercise Therapy

Heart Care

Supervised Exercise Therapy

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a circulatory problem caused by a narrowing of the peripheral arteries. PAD most commonly affects the legs, causing pain and decreased mobility.

Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Department provides a Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) program for people with leg pain and cramping caused by PAD.

About the PAD Exercise Therapy Program

With the help of experts from the Weiss Cardiac Rehab Department, patients will complete a 12-week course, customized to individual needs and abilities.

The goals of the program include helping patients:

  • Minimize leg discomfort and pain
  • Increase mobility and walking capacity
  • Decrease overall cardiovascular risk factors including for heart attack and stroke
  • Increase quality of life and enjoyment of physical activities

How to Enroll

After a diagnosis of PAD, talk to your doctor to find out if Supervised Exercise Therapy is right for you. Supervised Exercise Therapy is available with a prescription from your doctor. Your doctor may order a pre/post stress test to assess your activity level and exercise capacity. PAD exercise therapy is covered by Medicare and most insurance providers, so check your benefits to determine your coverage.

Once these stress tests have been completed, call (773) 564-5898 to schedule your first appointment.

Location & Class Times

Supervised Exercise Therapy for PAD takes place in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, sixth floor (use elevator C). Call (773) 564-5898 to learn more about program days and times.