Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an outpatient program designed to encourage an independent and healthy lifestyle through exercise and education. Your participation in our program is directed by your physician.
Pulmonary rehabilitation can help relieve symptoms, slow the progression of your disease, prevent and treat complications, improve exercise tolerance, and help you return to caring for yourself and managing daily activities.
As part of our program, you will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions where you and your family will learn about breathing techniques, complications that can occur with infections, and other topics that help you meet the day-to-day challenges of living with a chronic lung disorder.
Other participants in the program are much like you — people who have lung problems. During your exercise classes, we monitor your oxygen saturation levels as well as your blood pressure and heart rate.
Our staff consists of health professionals — registered nurses, exercise physiologists and a registered dietitian — with years of experience caring for pulmonary patients. Our support staff may include respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, as well as a physician lecturer.
We offer individualized treatment plans that include education, exercise, breathing retraining, and the development of coping and support skills.
Our program goals are:
- To control and alleviate symptoms and complications of pulmonary disease.
- To teach you how to improve your independence and physical capability.
- To reduce hospitalizations and related healthcare costs.
Our pulmonary rehabilitation classes help you:
- Control and lesson pulmonary symptoms and complications.
- Carry out your daily living activities.
- Reduce your anxiety and depression.
- Improve your quality of life.
- Return to work.
- Achieve independence and self-reliance.
- Increase your exercise tolerance.
- Participate in recreational pursuits.
- Reduce the chance of recurring pulmonary problems and related hospital visits.