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Pulmonary conditions affect a variety of aspects in your life, so it is important to us that we surround you with a team that will optimize your health. Using a dynamic team approach, our pulmonary rehabilitation program is comprised of board certified pulmonary physicians, a registered dietitian, as well as registered nurses, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, and respiratory care practitioners.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This program is comprised of 16 sessions that are each 1.5 hours in length, and meets twice a week. This education and exercise program aims to help you manage your condition over time, including how to better understand the anatomy and physiology of your respiratory system. During this program, you will receive:

  • Advanced directives
  • Breathing retraining
  • Disease management education
  • Energy conservation recommendations while performing activities of daily living
  • Medication instruction
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Prevention and early treatment of respiratory infections
  • Strength training
  • Stress reduction and relaxation instruction
  • Travel and vacation considerations
  • Understanding of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system

Post-rehabilitation maintenance program

Follow-up care is available on a self-pay basis to those who have completed the formal pulmonary rehabilitation program. The goal of this program is to encourage patients to maintain the exercises and routine learned during the initial phase of the program, and who want to continue increasing their strength and activity level over time.

Both our pulmonary rehabilitation program and our post-rehabilitation maintenance program require a physician referral before participation can begin.

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