Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

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.

What to Expect

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.

Who Would Benefit

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)

Sarcoidosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Chronic Bronchitis

Lung transplant (prior to and after surgery)

Locations

Therapists

You are all AMAZING!!! Amber and Jolene are the best! When Abbie became injured 1 1/2 years ago in dance- something she loved to do, she went through 3 doctors, another physical therapists, many painful procedures and finally found a Dr. Hedlund who sent us to Hulst Jepsen where she was blessed with 2 amazing therapist and their staff! Abbie thought she may never dance again! She had many ups and downs in her therapy but no one ever gave up on her. They always listened to her and helped her do her best! Now she has finished her therapy, is starting dance again in a few weeks, is auditioning for the Nutcracker and her dance team at school!!!

Holly

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