The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive, individualized exercise and education program for those individuals who have been diagnosed with lung disease, including:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lung Transplant
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung Cancer
The program provides safe exercise training to increase endurance, increase strength, and help improve your quality of life, as well as providing education and counseling to help you manage your lung condition. Research shows that regularly attending a pulmonary rehabilitation program:
- Improves shortness of breath and lessens fatigue
- Increases the capacity to exercise, and improves overall quality of life
- Reduces the risk of future hospitalizations/illnesses related to lung disease
- Increases knowledge and understanding of lung disease and available treatment options
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program maintains a highly-qualified, professional staff of respiratory therapists, registered nurses, clinical exercise physiologists, registered dieticians and behavioral health specialists to help you manage your disease. The staff works closely with your primary care physician or pulmonologist to provide continued feedback on your progress throughout the program.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a covered service by most insurance companies. The rehabilitation department will contact your insurance company to verify your coverage and will also obtain all necessary referrals by working with your physician’s office.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is located on the main Jefferson Regional campus. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 412-469-5045.