Pulmonary Rehabilitation

We can help you break the cycle

Pulmonary rehabilitation can’t cure lung disease. But we can teach you to breathe differently so you can stay active.

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases have difficulty breathing, particularly when they’re active. For safety and comfort, they avoid activities that cause shortness of breath. But that’s a problem. We all know that exercise is important to our overall health. People with lung diseases can develop other serious health conditions related to inactivity.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you strengthen your lungs and learn new ways to breath. Our goal is to help you stay active so you can participate in work and social activities and stay independent. We’ll teach you how to manage your disease and how to exercise with less shortness of breath.

Our program includes:

  • Exercise
  • Education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Emotional support

During pulmonary rehabilitation, you will learn:

  • How to strengthen your respiratory muscles
  • How to maintain lung health
  • Effective coughing (to clear your airways)
  • Effective breathing
  • Safe aerobic exercise techniques

Rooted in Research

Aurora BayCare’s rehabilitation program has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The certification recognizes our commitment to superior standards of care.

All of our care is grounded in the most current scientific and clinical evidence. You will have access to the latest clinical advancements to manage your heart condition.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

With pulmonary rehabilitation, our primary goal is to improve your quality of life by:

  • Decreasing respiratory symptoms and problems
  • Improving lung function
  • Creating greater tolerance for exercise
  • Improving overall health
  • Reducing hospital stays
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