Vascular Rehabilitation at Wooster Community Hospital Health System provides a team approach to improve the health of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or other circulatory issues in the lower extremities (legs).
*Please note that a physician referral is required for Vascular Rehabilitation treatment with the dedicated providers at Wooster Community Hospital.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition in which the legs do not receive enough blood flow due to plaque buildup in the arteries. PAD often causes pain, cramping, burning, and a tired feeling in the legs, even when walking a short distance. Other common symptoms of PAD include numbness in the legs, sores on the lower extremities that won’t heal, skin color changes on the legs, and coldness in the lower leg and foot. If you are experiencing symptoms of PAD, we encourage you to come in for treatment with our vascular specialists at your earliest convenience. Early intervention is key to ensuring you remain happy and healthy for years to come.
The Vascular Rehabilitation Program at Wooster Community Hospital
Our Vascular Rehabilitation program assists patients with motivation and coaching during supervised exercise therapy (SET). These SET sessions may include walking exercises on a treadmill. These specialty therapy treatments are designed to improve muscle tone and function, as well as enhance walking distance.
What to Expect During Vascular Rehabilitation
You don’t have to figure out how to manage PAD on your own. Trust in our team of healthcare providers who are dedicated to supporting you on your journey to better health. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend combating PAD with a supervised exercise therapy (SET) program. In addition to medically monitored exercise, our Vascular Rehabilitation patients receive personalized education and instruction in nutrition, stress reduction, and smoking cessation.
Our Vascular Rehabilitation program typically involves 36 sessions spanning over a 12-week period. During this time, you can expect to:
- Increase your muscular strength and walking endurance.
- Reduce your risk of PAD progression and the chance of hospitalization.
- Gain behavioral reinforcement skills and social support.
Who is a Candidate for Vascular Rehabilitation?
Our Vascular Rehabilitation program is a comprehensive treatment program specifically designed to treat those who have a range of circulation issues affecting the legs and lower extremities. Our compassionate doctors and medical providers often recommend this program to patients who have experienced the following:
- Diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Intermittent claudication, or leg pain, when walking
- Arterial revascularization procedure (lower extremity bypass surgery, angioplasty, or stent placement)
If you believe you are a good candidate for Vascular Rehabilitation at Wooster Community Hospital Healthcare System, we encourage you to see one of our board-certified doctors at your earliest convenience. You may reach out to our Vascular Rehabilitation team at any time by calling (330) 263-8575.
Insurance Coverage for Vascular Rehabilitation
We are happy to work with each of our patients to ensure their medical care with us is both effective and affordable. Medicare reimburses this program under HCPS CPT Code 93668. We recommend checking with other commercial insurance providers about your own personal coverage.
Comprehensive Vascular Rehabilitation in Wooster, OH
The Vascular Rehabilitation program is located on the main campus of Wooster Community Hospital on the first floor. Please note that a physician referral is necessary. Once we receive a referral, you will be contacted to schedule an evaluation intake appointment. For more information about our services, please contact the Vascular Rehabilitation program at (330) 263-8575.