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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

St. Joseph Health offers an exceptional pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients who suffer from pulmonary (lung) disease and are short of breath while doing everyday activities. 

Our complete nine-week program will help you understand your pulmonary disease and give you specific training to help improve your lung health and capacity and help you breathe easier.

This program include people with:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Diaphragm Paralysis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Patients awaiting lung transplant or recovery from lung transplant
  • Patients who have undergone lung volume reducing surgery

About the Program

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help manage the symptoms associated with lung problems and improve your quality of life through exercise and education. 

This medically advanced program consists of physical and pulmonary therapy and education sessions on the causes and effective management of lung disease.  

For your safety, all exercise is closely supervised while monitoring your oxygen saturation levels, heart rate, and blood pressure. The St. Joseph Health pulmonary rehab team includes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and respiratory therapists.
 

Enrolling in the Program

The pulmonary rehabilitation program requires a physician referral and a recent Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). We encourage you to share this information with your doctor and ask for help in determining if you would benefit from this program.

St. Joseph Health Pulmonary Rehab—here to help you breathe easier in a safe environment. 

Contact us today to learn more about St. Joseph Pulmonary Rehab services!

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