Pulmonary Rehab is a carefully planned and individualized program of supervised physical exercise and education. The program teaches patients exercise and breathing techniques which help patients increase their physical capacity and regain control of breathing, resulting in more energy and less difficulty when performing activities of daily living.
The Pulmonary Rehab Program offers a medical evaluation to determine your needs and limitations. The medical staff uses this information to tailor a program for you and to help you set goals. The program provides counseling and education to help you understand your condition and how to manage it, along with counseling and education to help you develop healthier lifestyle habits, such as diet, stress management and smoking cessation.
People of all ages, who have difficulty breathing, can benefit from Pulmonary Rehab program. Respiratory disease is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions. People with pulmonary disease often limit physical activity because they are frightened they will become short of breath. Lack of activity, however, reduces muscle strength and causes weakness, further decreasing the ability to breathe.
Talk to your doctor about whether prescribing Pulmonary Rehabilitation is right for you. Sessions typically run three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for 12 weeks.
A referral from your primary care physician or cardiologist is needed to begin the program.
For more information, please contact: Theresa Ross, LPN @ 620-382-2177 x 134.