Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a specified exercise program that helps to improve the overall health and well-being of patients that have chronic or acute breathing problems. Outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is for patients who are medically stable but need guidance and supervision on an exercise program that is appropriate for their condition.
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is not intended to replace medical therapy, but to be used with medical therapy to teach:
– Breathing strategies
– Energy conservation techniques
– Education and management of your lung condition
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation seeks to improve a patient’s ability to function and to improve their quality of life. The program may help with shortness of breath and may result in giving patients more stamina throughout their day. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation should be tailored to the patient via the physician and physical therapist depending on each patient’s needs.
The staff and therapists are wonderful. I could feel the improvement almost from the first session. The recommendations on lifestyle changes and additions were easy and worked.Nancy W.