Pulmonary disease occurs when airflow through the lungs is reduced, the volume of air the lungs can hold is reduced or when lung tissue that moves oxygen to the blood is damaged. Most lung diseases involve a combination of these above factors.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that provides patients and their family members with support, education and the physical conditioning necessary to increase the patient’s quality of life. Patients attend approximately 25 sessions.
The program involves:
- Exercise training
- Self-care/home management
- Psychosocial assessment
- Nutritional assessment
- Maintenance exercise program
How Can You Participate?
You must be referred by a physician, have a qualifying pulmonary diagnosis and breathing test as well as be evaluated by rehabilitation staff to develop your individualized program. Your physician will be informed of your progress throughout the program. For more information, contact us at (740) 376-5577.