PULMONARY REHAB

The goals of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program include:

      • Increased functional capacity, decreased shortness of breath
      • Decreased risk for future incidents
      • Healthy lifestyle
      • Increased understanding of pulmonary disease medications and lifestyle

Candidates for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation include individuals with:

      • COPD
      • Asthma
      • Bronchitis
      • Emphysema
      • Cystic Fibrosis, with lung involvement
      • Interstitial Fibrosis
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Rheumatoid Pulmonary Disease
      • Collagen Vascular Lung Disorders
      • Pre/Post Thoracic surgery

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program consists of exercise sessions with trained therapists, coordinated breathing classes and educational sessions. The exercise sessions are individualized based on patient goals, current fitness level, medical complications and disabilities (if any). Functional goals and education are stressed, with the ultimate aim of developing a program the patient can safely perform at home. Patients must be referred by their physician.