Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing (ongoing) problems. Pulmonary rehab will teach you to live and breathe better with chronic lung disease. The program is run by a team of medical professionals who are specially trained to treat people with lung disease. With the team's help, you will learn about your lung condition and gain skills to help you manage it. Pulmonary rehab often takes place in a group setting. This means you will have help and support from others with many of the same concerns, fears, and goals as you.
Admission criteria for pulmonary rehab are any of the following:
Plus Other Respiratory Diagnoses
Pulmonary rehab does not replace medical therapy. Instead, it is used with medical therapy and may include:
Education on your lung disease or condition and how to manage it
Psychological counseling and/or group support
Pulmonary rehab has many benefits. It can improve your ability to function and your quality of life. Even if you have advanced lung disease, you can still benefit from pulmonary rehab.
Pulmonary rehab is an outpatient service offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.