The goal of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department is to help individuals with lung problems maintain or return to an optimal level of physical, psychological and 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. Our goal is to help the individual maintain a personal level of optimal health. Our program sessions are developed to meet the specific needs of each patient. Sessions may be individual or small group. The program is divided into two phases.
Phase I includes assessment, instructions and education of breathing technique, use of inhalers and oxygen use.
Phase II incorporates and reinforces principles of Breathe I with monitored cardiopulmonary conditions.