Technology & Procedures
Most patients with pulmonary disease can maintain their usual level of activities if appropriate health care measures are followed.
Pulmonary rehabilitation provides supervised exercise training, respiratory care instruction, smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, psychosocial support, oxygen therapy, and education.
Individualized care is provided through multidisciplinary teams which may include respiratory therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, behavior specialists, and other professionals.
Physician direction of programs is standard. Structured treatment plans help to improve functional status while factors that cause the disease are modified. As a result, pulmonary rehabilitation may prolong life, reduce disability and raise the level of physical and social functioning to the highest possible level.
Sessions will meet two times each week for six weeks.
*A referral from your personal physician is required.