Nick Lister, MS, cardiac rehabilitation therapist, recently joined Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Working with inpatients and outpatients, Nick provides cardiac and pulmonary rehab therapy. A graduate of The College of Saint Scholastica – Duluth, MN, Nick has a (MS) Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. His professional training includes: Certified Exercise Physiologist, American Society of Exercise Physiologists and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support/ Basic Life Support, American Heart Association. Nick is also affiliated with the American Society of Exercise Physiologists
“My passion for cardiac rehab stems from my significant family history. My grandfather had a severe case of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), having undergone multiple angioplasties and bypass surgeries. I was close with my grandfather and he always told me how much his Cardiac Rehab Therapist did for him. They helped get him back to doing what he loved like hunting, fishing, tinkering in his yard. So I remember that every day and do my best to make a positive impact on all the patients’ lives,” says Nick. Nick enjoys spending time with his fiancée Robyn and dog Rez. His hobbies include fishing the lakes and rivers of Minnesota and playing disc golf on area courses.
Hudson Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems, have had heart procedures or surgery. Program includes monitored exercises, and education in Exercise, Nutrition, Stress and Relaxation, Medication Management and Living Well with Heart Disease. In response to the growing need for supervised services and support in our area, the Cardiac Rehabilitation program is increasing the availability of skilled therapists, and upgrading its telemetry equipment. Telemetry equipment is used to provide real-time monitoring of cardiac function during exercise. The goal is to provide patients the ability to transition to a structured, self-directed program once a patient is able to exercise safely, and formal services are no longer needed. “I have the opportunity to spend a few hours a week with our patient discussing risk factor modification and lifestyle changes in order to reduce their risk of future heart events,” says Nick.
Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center provides quality and convenience for patients seeking the following services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, speech language pathology, special programs (women’s health, lymphedema and wound care, Graston technique), and fitness center. The fitness center is also available to community members for a small monthly fee. The Rehabilitation Center hours include Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fridays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments call (715) 531-6400 or for more information visit www.hudsonhospital.org.