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Breathe Easier with Pulmonary Rehab in Beloit

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that teaches you to live and breathe better with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. The damage done rarely can be fixed from chronic lung disease, but that doesn’t mean endurance, muscle strength, and quality of life cannot be improved. Pulmonary rehab also benefits patients who need lung surgery. The problem includes rehabilitation respiratory therapists working alongside physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.

What Is Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help patients suffering from various forms of lung disease. Given that most forms of lung disease make it difficult for patients to breathe, exercises are specially crafted at a safe pace. This could be as short to 1 to 2 minutes at a time. Pulmonary therapists are given special training on how to carefully monitor their patients in order to differentiate between exhaustion that will naturally occur in exercise and that which is the result of a dangerous symptom of their condition.

Pulmonary rehab includes:

  • Exercise condition training in 3 increasingly difficult phases
  • Education and management of your lung disease or condition (topics covered include respiratory anatomy, infection control, diet, and respiratory medications)
  • Energy conserving and proper breathing techniques
  • Proper use of respiratory medications
  • A small group setting of no more than 4 patients per class

For more information, contact our Pulmonary Department at 608.364.5191.

download our Pulmonary Rehab Brochure here.