Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What Are the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Some benefits of exercise are
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Increased endurance
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased shortness of breath (or at least desensitizing to the feeling of SOB)
  • More independence
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved immune system
For many graduates, the program has been able to help:
  • Control and alleviate symptoms
  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Decrease anxiety and depression commonly associated with pulmonary disease
  • Learn more about their disease
  • Feel better about themselves
Who Should Attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

The program is designed for patients with pulmonary diseases, such as emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis, C.O.P.D. ...
  • Whose shortness of breath compromises their lifestyle
  • Who want to learn more about their disease
  • Who want to learn ways to improve their breathing
  • Who want to increase their exercise endurance
Patients admitted to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program will generally demonstrate:
  • Medical stability
  • Dyspnea due to Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Functional limitation from Chronic Lung Disease
  • Interest and motivation toward Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • No other interfering or unstable medical conditions
Through breathing retraining, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and respiratory treatments you can dramatically improve your breathing ability.