Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehab allows patients to make the most of limited lung function. This rehabilitation aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability and increase participation in the physical and social activities while improving the overall quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory disease.

The rehab intervention is geared toward the unique problems and needs of each patient and is implemented by a team of healthcare professionals.

Pulmonary rehab is designed for adults who are increasingly limited in their everyday activities due to one or more of the following:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Long volume reduction surgery

Phase II Program Structure

Education classes are provided to focus on chronic lung diseases. The information includes:

  • medication
  • oxygen therapy
  • nutrition and weight management
  • breathing retraining
  • importance of exercise
  • strategies for breathing management
  • symptom assessment
  • when to seek treatment

Supervised Exercise

A physical activity program is customized for your goals. Exercise will improve endurance and muscle strength for you to increase the quality of daily living. Training may include stretching, aerobic activity, resistance training and breathing techniques. Our professional staff monitor heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation of participants before, during and after exercise.

Psychosocial Support

The pulmonary rehab team offers personalized counseling and support. Common symptoms associated with chronic lung disease are depression, anxiety and other emotional concerns. Additional service referrals may be indicated.

As you gain strength and your lung function stabilizes or improves, you move into the next phases:

Phase III

Phase III is an extension of the phase II pulmonary rehabilitation program. It continues the behavior modification strategies learned while attending phase II rehab, enhances pulmonary disease management skills and establishes a commitment to preventing a secondary disease. Phase III is open to any individual who has completed phase II pulmonary rehabilitation program who could benefit from extended supervision and a slower transition into a maintenance program. It is also open to any pulmonary rehab referrals not eligible for phase II pulmonary rehab due to a non-qualifying diagnosis or inadequate insurance coverage.



Contact JRMC Pulmonary Rehab

  • (701) 952-4839