Working in both hospital and community settings, occupational therapists work with people of all ages and abilities to assist with cardiac rehabilitation. Those working in this area of expertise aim to support clients through gradual activity progression for increased participation in safe and healthy lifestyle behaviours to achieve self-care performance and participation in everyday occupations.
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There are currently no Special Interest Groups for this Area of Practice.
The Department of Health & Human Services: Health Strategies
The Victorian Government has published a series of resources to assist with planning of and management of healthy lifestyles for consumers and allied health professionals.
The Heart Foundation: Cardiac Rehabilitation
The Heart Foundation has released several resources for allied health professionals including Guidelines and Factsheets. There are also resources for consumers to aid in understanding and managing a healthy lifestyle.