Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps improve or maintain lung function which has been limited as a result of chronic respiratory illnesses. This 10-12 week program includes personal education and exercise training to help improve quality of life and increase independence, while also helping to reduce long-term medical costs. Rehab is provided by nationally credentialed state licensed therapists, technicians, and nurses under the guidance of the Cardiopulmonary Department’s Medical Director.

Patient Education

Education is the key component of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Focused on providing the necessary tools to carry out day-to-day activities with minimal difficulty, the education component of the program aims to decrease and/or alleviate the symptoms of impaired respiratory function.

  • Education Topics Include:
  • Controlled Breathing Techniques
  • Medication Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • Nutrition
  • Self-Care
  • Tobacco Treatment (if applicable)

Beginning is Easy

The following tests may be ordered and performed prior to your evaluation.

  • Tests May Include:
  • Pulmonary Function Studies
  • ECG
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Basic Blood Work

Talk with your doctor to see if Pulmonary Rehabilitation is right for you.

Keep it Going - Maintenance

  • Post 12 Week Program
  • Two Days Per Week
  • Out-of-Pocket Fee
  • Supervised Exercise