Strong Hearts Rehab

Strong Hearts Rehabilitation Center is here for you. We know you just experienced a life-changing event and we want to help you fully recover so you get back to feeling good and enjoying life again.

Your doctor referred you to Strong Hearts so you can improve the condition of your heart as well as your overall health. The program is designed to bring success in heart-related rehabilitation to help you achieve optimal recovery and reduce the risk factors for having another event.

Strong Hearts offers a personalized program focusing on exercise, eating behaviors, food preparation, understanding your medications and stress management. You will have a personal coach to guide you through the entire program. He/She will be by your side monitoring your heart function during each exercise session, provide education through videos and workshops, as well as provide support and answer all of your questions.

The fourth floor of the Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic in Little Rock is now the Strong Hearts Rehabilitation Center, dedicated to prevent, control or reverse heart-related conditions.

The team of Registered Dietitians, Clinical Exercise Physiologists, Registered Nurses, Mental Health professionals and Chefs will provide you with a personalized program tailored to your current condition and health goals.

Our program will help you:

  • Decrease body fat
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Improve and control blood sugar
  • Decrease cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve endurance and strength

Program Highlights:

  • We can accommodate your physical needs and limitations.
  • A tailored, personalized program that works with your health goals
  • State-of-the-art fitness facility and culinary kitchen
  • Caregivers are welcome to work out with you at no additional cost
  • One of the only intensive cardiac rehab programs in the state
  • World class treatment from the hospital you know and trust

Strong Hearts Rehabilitation program and your doctor can help you live longer and healthier. Ask your doctor today!


Chef Mark Elliotte has  worked a variety of culinary jobs, from Food and Beverage director at MWR Arkansas National Guard to Executive Chef at Best Impressions restaurant and PTC Arkansas Culinary School, before ultimately ending up as the Head Chef at Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2014. His role as chef at Strong Hearts allows him to impart his wisdom on the science of food and how to replace the fat, sugar, and sodium in all kinds of recipes as well as using different cooking techniques. Where his specialty shines through is taking classic recipes and converting them into a healthy alternative that still tastes great without the added ingredients that contribute to heart disease. Chef Mark says the patients who come through Strong Hearts are what motivate him to work hard at developing innovative and exciting meal ideas and cooking methods.

Casey Atwood is the Registered Dietitian with Strong Hearts Rehabilitation Center at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Casey has been a Dietitian for over 8 years with experience in a hospital setting, outpatient clinics, and in nutrition research working with children and families. Being a part of the Strong Hearts team has been the perfect fit for Casey as she assists the patients with everything from goal setting, meal planning, grocery shopping to label reading as well as what to eat when dining out.  Casey meets with just about every patient that comes through the Strong Hearts clinic to brainstorm ways to make the eating plan work for them.  “Food is medicine”, says Casey “and it is so powerful to see what the patients can accomplish by changing their health habits at Strong Hearts Cardiac Rehab.”


Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock Clinic
Located at the Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic
7 Shackleford West Blvd
Little Rock, AR 72211

Phone: (501) 978-3780
Fax: (501) 687-6880
stronghearts@arheart.com

If you are interested in rehab, please fill out this form so we can get in contact with you.