Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to minimize impact from lung disease and promote a healthy lifestyle. Each rehabilitation session provides progressive exercise and education with medical supervision. A multi-disciplinary team customizes sessions and evaluates participants' progress.

Who Should Use This Service?

If you have been diagnosed with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or restrictive lung disease, and feel that your quality of life has been affected by this disease, pulmonary rehabilitation may be beneficial to you.

Conditioning Sessions

  • Breathing re-training
  • Monitored exercise
  • Balance and flexibility

Educational Topics

  • Tips to keep your lungs clear
  • Recognizing signs of infection
  • Nutrition
  • Medication management
  • Anatomy of respiratory system and understanding lung disease
  • Adjusting psychologically to life with chronic lung disease

"Graduate" Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Patients who complete the exercise conditioning and education sessions may participate in the graduate program. This program provides ongoing, medically-supervised exercise in a familiar and comfortable environment.

Physician Referral

When you and your doctor decide that pulmonary rehabilitation may be beneficial, you will meet with a respiratory therapist to discuss the program and help develop your goals. Diagnostic test results and medical history will be reviewed. Our staff will handle insurance pre-authorization as needed.

Helpful Information

We encourage you to bring a support person to the evaluation session. Also, please bring your current list of medications, emergency contact information, and insurance identification card.

Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

3311 RiverBend Drive (adjacent to the hospital)
Springfield, OR 97477
Email or telephone 541-222-7216
toll free at 888-240-6484