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Pulmonary rehabilitation program

  • For people living with chronic lung problems, every day can be a challenge. Fighting for each breath makes just walking across the room seem like a monumental task. Usually there is no "cure" for chronic lung issues such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), severe asthma, or cystic fibrosis. But there are ways to improve your quality of life through pulmonary rehabilitation.

    Pulmonary rehab classes are designed for people with:

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Emphysema
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery

    Some of the goals of pulmonary rehab are to:

    • improve quality of life
    • obtain more independence and less dependence on others
    • reduce hospitalizations and doctor visits
    • reduce respiratory symptoms
    • reverse anxiety and disease-related stress
    • increase knowledge about COPD and related lung disease
    • increase exercise ability
    • achieve better ability to perform activities of daily living

    This education and exercise program is led by a respiratory therapist and takes place in a group setting. Following an individual assessment, participants begin a six-week program. Classes or sessions are approximately two hours, two days each week. Classes meet on the Abbott Northwestern campus.

  • For more information

    Call 612-863-2255

    A referral from your health care provider is needed before pulmonary rehabilitation therapy can begin.

    Find us

  • 913 E 26th St
    Piper Building, Suite 306
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

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