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Pulmonary
Rehabilitation

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This out­pa­tient based health ser­vice is for the man­age­ment and health main­te­nance of chron­ic res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­ease for indi­vid­u­als that remain symp­to­matic or con­tin­ue to have decreased func­tion despite stan­dard med­ical treatment.

Our pul­monary reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram is designed to help patients cope with decreased lung func­tion in order to main­tain the max­i­mum lev­el of inde­pen­dence. The goal is to help our patients iden­ti­fy their own impair­ments which will help return them to their best pos­si­ble phys­i­cal, men­tal, and social independence. 

Pul­monary Reha­bil­i­ta­tion begins with a refer­ral from your pri­ma­ry care provider. Through this 9‑week pro­gram, empha­sis is focused on edu­ca­tion about chron­ic res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­ease, exer­cise, nutri­tion, and man­age­ment of symptoms.

we provide

  • Edu­ca­tion on the lungs, lung dis­ease, and lung dis­ease management
  • Edu­ca­tion on breath­ing exer­cis­es and tech­niques to decrease short­ness of breath with activity
  • Edu­ca­tion on dietary choic­es that pro­mote prop­er nutri­tion and strength
  • Edu­ca­tion on man­ag­ing the feel­ings of anx­i­ety, fear, and stress when liv­ing with lung disease
  • Edu­ca­tion on med­ica­tions and prop­er treat­ment for lung disease
  • Reg­u­lar exer­cise and man­age­ment of fatigue while increas­ing exer­cise tol­er­ance and becom­ing phys­i­cal­ly stronger

Dur­ing your time in Pul­monary Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, you will spend time exer­cis­ing with your care team while being pro­vid­ed with edu­ca­tion to help you live a stronger and health­i­er life. You care team will work with you to cre­ate an indi­vid­u­al­ized pro­gram tai­lored to your needs and goals. Dur­ing each ses­sion your vitals (Blood Pres­sure, Hearth Rate, and Oxy­gen) will be mon­i­tored and record­ed to ensure safety.

Pul­monary Reha­bil­i­ta­tion has proved ben­e­fi­cial for indi­vid­u­als with the following:

  • Chron­ic Obstruc­tive Pul­monary Dis­ease (COPD)
  • Asth­ma
  • Pul­monary Fibrosis
  • Cys­tic Fibrosis
  • Lung Trans­plant
  • Pul­monary Hypertension
  • Emphy­se­ma

Those that ful­ly par­tic­i­pate have been shown to expe­ri­ence the following:

  • Low­er risk of res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tions and flare-ups
  • Improve health factors
  • Improve abil­i­ty to per­form activ­i­ties of dai­ly living
  • Improve qual­i­ty of life

New class­es are held sev­er­al times a year. New class­es run for 9‑week ses­sions, held 2 days a week (Tues­day and Thurs­day). Each ses­sion begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:00 am.

tips to get the most from pul­monary rehabilitation

Enroll: If your provider refers you to pul­monary reha­bil­i­ta­tion, make sure you go! It is one of the best ways to improve your lungs.

Attend: Reg­u­lar atten­dance and con­sis­ten­cy are key to invest­ing in a bet­ter, health­i­er future.

Learn: Your pul­monary reha­bil­i­ta­tion team is your best resource for infor­ma­tion. They can help you under­stand your con­di­tion, med­ica­tions, and lifestyle changes. Be sure to ask ques­tions and use them as a resource.

Set Goals: Work with your pul­monary reha­bil­i­ta­tion team to set real­is­tic goals to help you progress safe­ly through the program.

Keep at it: After you com­plete the pro­gram, keep going! We offer a self-pay main­te­nance pro­gram. Your goal is to devel­op lifestyle changes and habits that can help you live a longer, health­i­er life.

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