Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program to help adults with chronic lung disease. This program will help patients learn to control and improve the symptoms and impact of lung disease, improve the ability to perform daily activities, and increase endurance and the ability to exercise. It includes assessment, education, monitored and supervised exercise and psychosocial support. We individualize exercise and education to meet patients’ needs and tolerance and help them understand and manage their lung condition.
Patients benefit from improved quality of life, better disease control, fewer symptoms and complications, and improved management of anxiety and depression.
Who Can Benefit
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed for those with chronic lung diseases such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and sarcoidosis. Pulmonary Rehabilitation also helps patients before and after lung transplantation.
A physician referral is required.
Patients learn how to use medication, oxygen and respiratory equipment; how to control and relieve shortness of breath; techniques for coughing and deep breathing; smoking cessation; and much more to help them understand and manage their disease.
Atrium offers Pulmonary Rehabilitation in two phases. Phase II typically lasts eight to 12 weeks, with close monitoring and supervision. Phase III is an optional self-pay maintenance program for those who want to continue exercising at Atrium.
We offer Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department on the second floor of the Professional Building at Atrium Medical Center. Free, designated parking is located in Lot C.
If you think Pulmonary Rehabilitation could benefit you or someone you know, please call us at (513) 420-5258 to learn more.