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Pulmonary rehabilitation program

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service designed for those who experience lung problems such as

    • asthma
    • bronchiectasis
    • chronic bronchitis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • emphysema
    • interstitial lung disease
    • lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
    • lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplant
    • pulmonary fibrosis
    • pulmonary hypertension
    • sarcoidosis

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

    You will learn how to improve your stamina and endurance for a more active life. Program content includes support, education and exercise in every session.

    Educational topics include:

    • medications, including drug interaction, using an inhaler and self-care techniques
    • understanding and using oxygen therapy
    • diet, nutrition and weight management
    • breathing retraining and strategies for managing breathing problems
    • importance of exercise
    • strategies for managing breathing problems
    • symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
    • community resources
    • stress management

    Benefits include:

    • develop a self-management strategy
    • promote behavioral change in everyday life
    • decrease symptoms of disease
    • promote ability to function better in daily life
    • help increase ability to exercise
    • provide tools to better manage anxiety and depression
    • promote smoking cessation and good nutrition
    • help prevent hospital readmissions

    Class details

    A physician referral is required. Depending on your diagnosis, you may also require a pulmonary function test. We encourage you to ask for these details when you call to register. There may be out-of-pocket costs for the program sessions. It’s recommended you call your insurance company and ask if “outpatient respiratory therapy/pulmonary rehabilitation” is covered by your policy.