Pulmonary 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 pulmonary rehabilitation is for patients who are medically stable but need guidance and supervision on an exercise program that is appropriate for their condition.
Pulmonary 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
Pulmonary 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. Pulmonary rehabilitation should be tailored to the patient via the physician and physical therapist depending on each patient’s needs.
I had the pleasure of interacting with the entire staff in Cutlerville during my treatment. Everyone made the recovery process very tolerable, despite the “fears” of therapy that we patients/clients go through.Joe