Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed for people with chronic lung disease, such as emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and related respiratory problems.
Diet, medications, relaxation techniques, home care equipment, bronchial hygiene, and community resources are part of the educational series.
Exercise and educational sessions promote independence, exercise tolerance, and endurance. Participants receive support to help stabilize their illness and improve their quality of life. The program is aimed to support patients in decreasing shortness of breath and becoming more actively involved in their own health care.
Exercise sessions focus on stretching and flexibility, resistance and strength training, and aerobic exercise. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation team consists of respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, nurses, and medical director.
Our 8-week program is for individuals with chronic lung disease, such as emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, interstitial and occupational lung conditions, and other lung injuries. The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, consists of supervised exercise sessions, and a comprehensive educational series.
The team includes board certified physicians, respiratory therapists, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, and behavioral specialists. They will work with you to help decrease shortness of breath, and help you become actively involved in your own health care. Through this program you will receive support to help stabilize your illness and improve your quality of life.
Once you complete the Phase II program, you may continue to exercise in our maintenance program so that you will maintain the positive gains you have made.
Smoking cessation: The team includes a Tobacco Training Specialist for education and support for smoking cessation.