Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our pulmonary rehabilitation service is a unique multi-disciplinary approach including assessments by our respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and social workers. Working together, as a team, allows us to better assist you toward achieving your goals.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation benefits conditions such as:

  • Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath
  • COPD, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis
  • Alpha 1- Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pre and Post surgery for Lung Reduction Surgery
  • Pre and Post surgery for Lung Transplant Surgery

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation team provides:

  • Respiratory Therapist:
    • Focus on Breathing Mechanics/Education/Energy Conservation
    • Aerobic Conditioning and Endurance for Improved Efficiency
    • Pacing, Medication Mechanics

  • Physical Therapist:
    • Strength/Balance/Walking Mechanics
    • Postural Education/Energy Conservation
    • Assigns a home exercise program to maintain strength/coordination gains
    • Looks for orthopedic complications to therapy and makes appropriate adjustment to plans of treatment

  • Clinical Social Worker:
    • Resource Center for Services in Community
    • Smoking Cessation Service
    • Support for Adjustment, Grief, Depression, and Socialization Disorders
    • Weight management, Nutrition Support
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Proven benefits include:

  1. Improved sense of well-being
  2. Fewer Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations
  3. Less hospitalizations
  4. Increased energy
  5. Enhanced sleep
  6. Improved functional independence and quality of life

Pulmonary rehabilitation patients will learn to:

  1. Reduce and control breathing difficulties
  2. Understand the medical condition affecting their lungs, treatment options, and coping strategies
  3. Manage the medical condition and reduce dependence on health professionals and costly medical interventions
  4. Maintain healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise
  5. Conserve energy with pacing and planning