6-10 Week Rehabilitation Program
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program staff can help you to focus on ways to improve your, endurance, quality of life and reduce your risk of other medical events. This is done by:
- Improving levels physical activity
- Improving understanding of your lung disease
- Developing methods to learn to cope and live everyday with lung disease
- Maximizing energy levels
- Improving overall health and well-being
Throughout the duration of this six- to ten-week program, group and individual sessions will be held three times per week. Each visit is approximately two to three hours long.
Each group session consists of a 75-minute therapist-monitored exercise training session. Our therapists are committed to helping you achieve your goals and increase your exercise tolerance. Your goals and progress will be monitored on an individual basis.
The exercise training session will focus on endurance training, using cardio equipment such as treadmills and stationary bicycles. Participants will also use resistance bands and light hand weights for upper body exercises.
A one-hour weekly session will be set aside for education for both patients and families. Educational topics are geared toward self-management, medication adherence, risk reduction, reducing flare ups and decreasing hospital stays.
In each one-on-one session, you will be seen by a physical therapist, occupational therapist and/or respiratory therapist for evaluation and training. You will learn techniques to decrease energy expenditure for walking, climbing stairs, completing self-care and performing daily tasks. These sessions will be scheduled until you reach your specified goals.
Other sessions may include smoking cessation, one-on-one disease specific education and understanding lung function test results.
Join Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation
To participate in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, an evaluation by a Garnet Health Medical Center pulmonary physician is required. A referral from your medical provider can be faxed to 845-333-2810.
Call 845-333-2015 for more information.