Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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


  • 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.


  • 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 experiencing: 

  • Need for lung transplants or other lung surgeries.
  • 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.

Our program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Program certification is recognition of the commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients by enhancing our standards of care. AACVPR program certification is designed to review individual programs for adherence to the highest standards and guidelines developed and published by a group of professional societies in the field.

Join us for INSPIRATION! A support group for those living with pulmonary disease.

The INSPIRATION support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center.  It is facilitated by Registered Respiratory Therapists and features a monthly topic focus and guest speaker with expertise in pulmonary diseases.  Join others and find support in a welcoming environment. Please visit our class calendar at Healthy You to learn more.