“A rolling stone gathers no moss” – following this motto, the members of the outpatient cardiac group meet regularly to do sports together and stay fit. The outpatient “Schüchtermann-Klinik e.V.” heart group is an independent association that was first established in October 1989. Over 25 years, the number of active members has grown from 45 to almost 300.
WHAT DOES THE OUTPATIENT HEART GROUP DO?
The group wants to give its members the opportunity to make coping with their condition easier and to have a positive influence on their health in the long term. It is not only about improving cardiovascular function, but also about psychosocial stabilisation. Top sporting performances are not the purpose of the meetings: rather, each member should only exert him/herself as much as his/her state of health allows and is deemed necessary by the doctor and exercise instructor.
In 18 training and two exercise groups, a personalised exercise therapy programme takes place in the Schüchtermann-Klinik’s therapy rooms. These include group and water gymnastics, ECG-controlled exercise bike training and relaxation exercises. Alongside active training, interesting information events on the subject of health are offered at regular intervals.
If you are interested in our goals and tasks, please take a look at our mission statement.
WHY IS IT WORTH PARTICIPATING?
Members of a heart group find it easier than other heart patients to live healthily. The risk factors leading to heart diseases, such as smoking, high blood cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure, are better and permanently reduced in the group.
In the heart group, you will learn to correctly assess your exercise capacity. For many heart group members, conversations with participants who have belonged to the group for a longer time are interesting. Experiences are shared to help you cope better with your condition. Questions about professional, family or medical problems can also be answered during information events.
HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER?
The prerequisite for active membership of our group is the medical indication for cardiovascular training, the corresponding prescription from the attending physician and sufficient resilience. If you have the required documents and would like to become a member, please feel free to contact us. We can also be reached email@example.com.
WHAT IS THE COMPOSITION OF THE GROUP'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
- 1st Chairman: Manfred Fenkes, Tel.: +49 (0)171/434 6382
- 2nd Chairman: Hans-Peter Voß, Tel: +49 (0)5424/396 41 57
- Treasurer: Hubert Kavermann, Tel: +49 (0)5429/1290
- Deputy Treasurer: Rainer Schmidt, Tel: +49 (0)5421/8698
- Secretary: Uwe Spriewald, Tel: +49 (0)5424/38205
You can also reach us at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our group spokespersons also have an important role to play in our group. A list of the current group spokespersons can be found HERE.
WHAT IF I DON'T COME FROM BAD ROTHENFELDE OR THE SURROUNDING AREA?
There are around 6,000 heart groups across Germany, bringing together over 100,000 patients. There is sure to be a group near your home that meets regularly under the guidance of a specially trained exercise instructor and a doctor with cardiology experience. urther information on this can be found on the WWW.HERZGRUPPENSERVICE.DE website.
AT WHAT TIMES DOES THE HEART SPORTS GROUP MEET?
18:30 – 20:30
17:00 – 21:00
18:30 – 20:30
18:30 – 20:30
"I was in the rehab department. The rehab program was excellent and varied, worked out according to individual performance possibilities."
"Especially the politeness and helpfulness as well as the therapeutic follow-up are to be emphasized. A special relationship of trust was established immediately."
"I have had four weeks of outpatient rehab and feel very fit - I have never been so healthy. A definite clinic recommendation."
"I can't think of anything here in the hospital and rehab that could be improved!"
"The operation was completely successful and I also regained my strength during the rehabilitation. I have taken away the very best impression from the Schüchtermann Klinik."