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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

Out of all the PTs I’ve seen, the one at Hulst Jepsen is the only one to ever listen and help me fix the problem. She was a life saver! I’m never going anywhere else.

Morgan P.

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