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Wellness and Rehabilitation Services

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at Cheboygan Campus

When cardiovascular health is compromised or if the patient has experienced a serious incident, a structured rehabilitative program is in order. Individualized rehabilitation strategie— developed through consultation with physicians, exercise specialists, and nurse— maximize the health benefits and progress of each patient.

Regain Strength, Learn New Skills

Cardiovascular conditions, from heart attack to abnormal heart rhythms, and risk factors such as smoking and obesity require interventions to bring the patient back to optimal function. Individualized programs include monitored exercise, regular assessments and screenings, plus lifestyle changes through counseling and goal setting.

A significant part of cardiovascular rehabilitation is conducted in classes, three days per week, for varying periods of time depending on the patient's specific condition. Instructor-led and video classes, support and social groups, and individual and group exercise routines speed recovery.

Benefits of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years.

  • Lessen your chances of recurring heart attack
  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Stop or reverse blood vessel damage
  • Decrease the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Improve stamina and strength
  • Improve confidence and well-being

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at McLaren Northern Michigan is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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Diabetes and Nutritional Counseling

The Diabetes and Nutritional Counseling Center provides personalized nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian for conditions other than diabetes. Those conditions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Weight management – adults and children
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease

The registered dietitian will help patients identify practical and achievable ways of meeting their nutritional goals.

A referral for nutritional counseling services is required from the medical provider.

There is a fee for these services, however Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a covered benefit on many health insurance plans. Please check your insurance coverage prior to your initial assessment. (Billing codes CPT 97802 for initial visit and CPT 97803 for returns).

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Medical Fitness Program at Cheboygan Campus

Medical Fitness Program at Cheboygan Campus

Sweating at the gym is right for some, but hardly an appropriate program for all. What works for one person might not work for another. That's why medical fitness is the new way -- the best way -- to think about health.

Today, fitness means a well-rounded program geared specifically to the individual, taking into account physicality, metabolism, medical predispositions, and nutrition. At the Wellness Center, certified exercise specialists and cardiovascular nurses work with physicians, nutritionists, and therapists to create individualized programs for optimal health and wellness.

Cheboygan Campus Medical Fitness Program

The Right Program, the Right Fit, for all Adult Fitness Needs

Participation begins with a comprehensive one-on-one assessment including:

  • Review of complete patient medical history
  • Review of medications and appropriate lab work
  • Consideration of deficits, including balance, vision, and hearing
  • Recording of baseline statistics, including weight, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation Following assessment, an individualized fitness plan is created and melds health care services, wellness education, and fitness regimens in a seamless package designed to provide both preventative and rehabilitative care. Through self-motivated regimens, participants work to meet established goals.

Affordable and Convenient

One important goal: to increase healthy living.

  • Initial assessment -- $25
  • Fitness session— $5/session

Post -Graduate Opportunities

Patients who have completed physical, occupational, or speech--language therapies, and cardiovascular or pulmonary rehabilitation can easily transition to the Medical Fitness Program.

Additional Health and Wellness Programs available in Petoskey

Ask about other opportunities at the John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion that may be appropriate for you and your specific condition.

  • Aerobic fitness
  • Aquatic fitness
  • Flexibility and balance
  • Health coaching
  • Massage therapy
  • Mindfulness and stress management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Strength training and conditioning
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - illness, injury or disability. Patients having difficulty living independently because of physical, developmental or other injuries or disabilities, can utilize McLaren Northern Michigan's Occupational Therapy services. Our team of experts helps patients with goal-oriented activities that prevent and diminish physical restrictions while increasing independence.

Every patient has his or her own unique return to daily living needs. McLaren's team of occupational therapists have the skills to help patients with the physiological and emotional obstacles they will encounter as they strive to return to the activities of daily living. Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. They use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. They not only help patients improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, they also help them learn to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Occupational Therapists (OT) are licensed allied health professionals who hold at least a master's degree from an accredited college or university.

Occupational Therapy treats a variety of conditions and diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

  • Stroke and neurological care
  • Breast cancer rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Parkinson’s Disease treatment
  • Activities of daily living assessments
  • Rehabilitation kitchen
  • Memory and problem solving
  • Adaptive equipment assessment and training

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps reduce pain and restore function and independence in patients who have undergone surgery, suffered an injury, are recovering from serious illness or are coping with a chronic condition.

Our dedicated rehabilitation team uses a multidisciplinary approach, combining exercise and strength training with manual therapy and modalities to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets the unique needs of each patient.

Treatment begins with a physician's prescription and a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced physical therapist. Therapist and patient then work on-on-one, following a specific plan of care designed to help the patient return to work and normal daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Physical Therapy treats a variety of conditions and diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain relief and prevention
  • Strains, sprains, and fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Stroke or Parkinson's disease
  • Workplace injuries
  • Repetitive stress disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Incontinence and pelvic floor weakness
  • Joint replacements

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Speech Therapy

Communication disorders occur when an individual is unable to easily and effectively convey a message or interact in conversation. Such problems, resulting from neurological conditions, developmental problems, trauma, or disease, seriously and negatively impact quality of life. Appropriate therapies for speech, language, and voice disorders for people of all ages, infant to adult, are derived through careful evaluation and consultation with patients, families, and caregivers.

Therapists are experienced in a variety of disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Apraxia
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Cognition (including memory and attention)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Speech Impairments
  • Stuttering
  • Developmental/Childhood Language Disorders
  • Social Skills
  • Tracheostomy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Brain injury that has impaired speech function
  • Neurological disorders such as early Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, severe migraine, and more
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Autism
  • Cleft palate
  • Learning to speak through a stoma following laryngectomy (removal of the larynx)

Patients experiencing the following health conditions may benefit from speech therapy:

  • Progressive Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease)
  • Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
  • Head Injury (Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Dementia
  • Laryngectomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Ear/Nose/Throat Cancers

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