Pulmonary Rehabilitation

When an activity makes you short of breath, the temptation may be to stop doing that activity. However, just the opposite is true. Inactivity leads to weak or deconditioned muscles. Weak muscles use more oxygen. Soon you find yourself experiencing shortness of breath with less activity. Exercise actually helps you strengthen muscles and improve your ability to breathe.

Please note that a doctor's order would be required for this service.

Our Approach

Education, exercise, and the development of specific breathing techniques can help you make the most of every breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation may help you increase the quality of your life and reduce hospital visits.

Our therapists will work with you and your provider to develop a customized treatment plan that may include:

– Education: Learn more about your disease and the respiratory system. We teach you how to use medication correctly and avoid things that irritate your lungs. You will learn how to save energy and how to relax. You will also learn the warning signs of a more serious condition.
– Exercise: Exercise can help you strengthen muscles and improve your ability to breathe.
– Nutritional counseling: Many people with lung disease are either over- or underweight. We’ll teach you how to eat well and maintain a healthy weight.
– Breath techniques: We’ll teach you the proper technique to help you breathe better.
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