Services

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Improving your quality of life one breath at a time

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a supervised program of exercise and education. Participants are typically scheduled twice each week for a maximum of 36 visits. You must have a referral from your physician to participate in the program. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is open to individuals with a diagnosis of COPD,asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases. This is an insurance-covered program and your benefits will be confirmed prior to starting the program/

Program Goals

Increase strength, endurance, self-reliance and exercise tolerance Enhance ability to perform activities of daily living Decrease number of hospitalizations Decrease episodes of shortness of breath

Staff and Support

Our program is staffed by a specially trained registered nurse and exercise physiologist who are experienced in working with participants to reach their rehabilitation goals. Our Medical Director provides oversight to ensure a medically safe program.

Program Components

  • Specialized staff develop an individual and goal-oriented program
  • Activities include pulmonary and muscular training to enhance endurance and strength
  • Exercise is tailored to the participant’s needs and abilities
  • Each session is closely supervised with cardiac and pulmonary monitoring

Social Component

  • A positive environment and approach focusing on progressive improvement each session
  • Emphasis on enhancing participation in activities of daily living and daily coping skills

Education

  • Breathing techniques/relaxation skills
  • Use of medications
  • Current information on the latest medical treatments
  • Living with supplemental oxygen
  • Nutrition

If you would like information on our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, please call 1-888-741-5115 or to schedule an appointment call (727) 588-5544 .