Pulmonary rehabilitation is an outpatient program that helps patients breathe better and improves their overall health and strength. The program is conducted by a team of medical professionals who are specially trained to treat people with lung disease. Utilizing the team's assessment skills, the patient will learn about their condition and gain skills to help them manage their pulmonary home health.
The program includes:
- Exercise sessions that are designed for people with chronic lung disease.
- Teaching sessions where the patient learns about their lung condition, medications, and how to prevent infection.
- Support groups where patients can talk to other people with chronic lung disease and learn from each other.
- Breathing and relaxation techniques to help reduce shortness of breath.
Most pulmonary rehab programs last between 6 and 12 weeks. Even after the program ends, the benefits of pulmonary rehab will be ongoing – as long as the patient keeps exercising and using the skills learned during the program. Our program offers a maintenance program where the patients can exercise and receive support and guidance.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for living and breathing better!
For information contact:
Vanita E. Moore CRT, RCP
Lead RCP Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 979-680-5420