Supervised Exercise Therapy for PAD
Contact Us 858-249-1308
For Referring Physicians Fax: 858-249-1309
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If you have peripheral artery disease (PAD) and experience pain or other symptoms while walking, you may benefit from Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET).
SET is a physician-referred exercise and education program for people diagnosed with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) who have symptoms of intermittent claudication (IC).
Goals of Supervised Exercise Therapy
- Reduce symptoms such as leg, thigh or buttock pain
- Improve heart health and circulation
- Improve endurance and strength
- Slow the progression of atherosclerosis to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke
- Supervised exercise training program to increase the distance you can walk pain-free
- Program delivered by clinical exercise physiologists and registered nurses
- Sessions are held 3 times per week for 12 weeks and the program is covered by some insurance carriers, including Medicare
Patients are usually referred to us by a doctor but are welcome to call us at 858-249-1308 for help with this process.