Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of progressive exercise and education for individuals with breathing problems and lung disorders.

Goals

  • Increase understanding about your condition and treatment 
  • Increase your ability to perform your job and your daily or recreational activities 
  • Provide you and your family with the support and motivation needed to make important lifestyle changes

Benefits

  • Reduced hospitalization 
  • Increased level of physical activity 
  • Improved self-management skills 
  • Decreased respiratory symptoms and complications 
  • Increased knowledge of lung disease

Who Should Participate

Anyone who has a chronic lung disease and has difficulty completing daily activities will benefit from the program, including: 
  • Those in need of lung transplants or other lung surgeries 
  • People with chronic lung disease, even if symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and/or mucus production are severe 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Emphysema 
  • Chronic bronchitis 
  • Asthma 
  • Interstitial diseases 
  • Cystic fibrosis 
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Thoracic cage deformities 
  • Neuromuscular disorders
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