PHASE II PULMONARY REHABILITATION
Phase II is a physician-ordered, individualized, and comprehensive program designed to maximize your physical and mental potential following a diagnosis of pulmonary disease such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about your lung disease. PR may help you participate in activities with less shortness of breath, as well as teach you how to "live" better with your lung condition. The education classes provide you with information about:
- Medications, including drug action, side effects, using an inhaler, and self-care techniques
- Understanding and using oxygen therapy
- Diet, nutrition, and weight management
- Breathing retraining
- Importance of exercise
- Strategies for managing breathing problems
- Symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
PULMONARY REHABILITATION BENEFIT
Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps you to improve your quality of life. Although it can't cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems. Other benefits include:
- Decrease the symptoms of your disease
- Ability to function better in your daily life
- Increased ability to exercise
- Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression
Monitored and Supervised Exercise
A physical activity plan is tailored to your needs. Exercise will help improve your endurance and muscle strength, so you're better able to carry out daily activities.
People who have chronic lung diseases are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems.
The length of your program depends upon your risk factors, insurance coverage, and doctor's order. The Phase II program usually lasts 3 months. All Phase II graduates are invited to participate in our follow-up assessment program and Phase III.
Medicare and most insurance plans will pay for pulmonary rehab. You may be responsible for a co-payment.
Phase III PULMONARY REHAB
The Phase III program is a continuation of Phase II - allowing patients to build confidence in a supervised atmosphere. Like Phase II, Phase III requires a doctor's order. The cost, while low is generally not covered by insurance.
THE PULMONARY REHAB TEAM
- Our Medical Director is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Registered Nurses lead our Pulmonary Rehab Center
- Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Registered Dieticians, and Diabetic Educators are available for consultation as necessary.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a pulmonary disease, please call Pulmonary Rehabilitation at (603)444-9387 for more information.
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