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Pulmonary
Rehabilitation

outpatient rehabilitation clinic
307-755-4730

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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.

our team

Kenneth Robertson, MD
Medical Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Scarlett Barnes, MS
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider
Dusty Joy, EMTI
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider
Apryl Pote, BS
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Provider
Michele Hall, BS
Registered Respiratory Therapist

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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