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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Purpose of Pulmonary Rehab...  

is to reduce and control the symptoms and complications experienced by patients with moderate to severe pulmonary disease. This treatment is accomplished through a program of exercise and education.

Eligibility is based upon the following:

  • A diagnosis of moderate to severe pulmonary disease.
  • The results of your pulmonary function test show the severity of your disease, and the results are no more than three months old.
  • A non-smoker or participant in a smoking cessation program.

You must be motivated to participate and you must continue to use all that you will learn even after your rehab sessions have been completed.

If your physician feels that you are a candidate for Pulmonary Rehabilitation and your condition is stable, our program will help you:

  • Increase endurance
  • Increase independence
  • Increase confidence
  • Decrease the number of hospitalizations due to Pulmonary Disease
  • Decrease fatigue
  • Decrease feelings of shortness of breath
  • Improve quality of life
  • Breathe properly
  • Conserve energy
  • And much more!

Program Design:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation meets 3 times a week for 10 weeks. If you meet certain medical criteria, some of the program's cost is covered by Medicare. Many private insurance carriers will also cover some of the cost.

Your exercise program is based upon the results of your 6-minute walk test, your pulmonary function test results, your medical history and any personal needs or goals you may have.

Education is a very important part of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Educational topics include:

  • Breathing retraining and paced walking
  • Lung diseases
  • Safe exercise
  • Medications
  • Conserving energy
  • Eating to feel better
  • Managing stress
  • Keeping your lungs clean & healthy

How to Get Started:

All pulmonary rehabilitation services are provided on an outpatient basis. However, please note that individuals who are interested in participating in CGH's Pulmonary Rehab Program must receive approval from their physicians prior to enrolling.

When you arrive for your interview, you will be asked to complete some paperwork. You will also be asked to take your six-minute walk test. In addition, you will be given a tour of the exercise facilities.

To learn more, please email us or download our complete brochure. We also encourage you to visit our A.D.A.M. health content to read about a wide range of pulmonary conditions here.


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