The goal of the Pulmonary Rehab Program is to help individuals with lung problems to maintain or return to an optimal level of physical, psychological and/or vocational well-being. This program uses exercise and education to help respiratory patients return to the activities which they consider important to a high quality of life. The program is divided into two phases.
Phase 1Phase 1 includes assessment, instructions and education of breathing technique, use of inhalers and oxygen use.
Phase 2Phase 2 incorporates and reinforces principles of Phase 1 with monitored cardiopulmonary conditioning.
GoalThe goal is to improve and maintain a personal level of optimal health.
RestrictionsCurrent smokers cannot be accepted into our program unless trying to STOP smoking!
Most insurance companies and Medicare will cover a large part of the cost for the program.
If you have questions, please contact your physician or call 618-542-2146, ext. 4517.