Pulmonary rehabilitation compliments the medical therapy provided by your physician or pulmonologist. Our respiratory therapists work as a part of your health care team to help you implement strategies to that can lead to improved personal management of your symptoms, resulting in a better quality of life.
The pulmonary rehab process is designed to specifically meet your individual needs, depending on the nature of your condition and your personal symptoms. Your therapist will work with you to determine your goals and design a personalized rehab plan that may include:
- Breathing techniques
- Exercise training
- Nutritional counseling
- Emotional and/or group support
- Education about your lung disease or condition and how to manage it
- Energy-conserving techniques
Your pulmonary rehabilitation is a long-term commitment that involves ongoing input from you, your physician, our respiratory therapists and any members of your health care team. The rehabilitation program takes place in our cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation department on the ground floor of the hospital. The therapists will work with you to develop a rehab schedule that meets the demands of your busy schedule.