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  • Outpatient Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation Program

  • The program includes:

  • An evaluation (Patients with cardiac co-morbidity are referred for a graded exercise test, supervised by a cardiologist.)

    Exercise sessions tailored to each patient's needs

    Educational/Support Sessions held for all participants and which include such topics as:

    • Energy conservation
    • Pursed lip and diaphrammatic breathing
    • Modification of ADLs
    • Anxiety reduction
    • Cardiopulmonary disease processes
    • Nutrition and weight management
    • Dealing with anger
    • Using humor effectively
    • Proper use of MDIs

    Groups generate topics of interest and guest speakers are invited.

    In addition, program graduates can participate in a maintenance program to continue therapy beyond the original 8-week sessions.