Pulmonary Care Services
Regular exercise is instrumental in restoring the health of people with pulmonary disease. Our staff will get you started on a safe, individualized exercise program. The areas addressed in this physical fitness program are:
- Strengthening respiratory muscles
- Controlling shortness of breath
- Decreasing panic and anxiety
- Increasing exercise tolerance
- Increasing feelings of self-worth
Learning to control your social, emotional and occupational needs is part of the rehabilitation process. With the help of our staff, you will learn how to lead a healthier and more positive life. Some of the ways you will accomplish this are through exercise, relaxation techniques and panic control.
Educating you and your family about lung disease is a primary goal of our pulmonary rehabilitation staff. Various topics covered are:
- Dealing with lung disease
- Nutrition assessment and guidelines
Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A referral from your doctor is required. Patients with any of the following conditions may be eligible.
- Any other pulmonary disease/disorder that would benefit from exercise.
Pulmonary Care Services and Rehab is designed solely to help you breathe easier. This program offers a wide range of exercise and education to improve your quality of life and ability to perform daily activites. Our goal is to help you achieve your optimal health.
Beneftis of Exercise
Improves muscular strength
Promotes a sense of well-being
Improves the efficiency of the heart, lungs and circulatory system
Help with stress management
Helps in maintaining or losing weight
Builds stronger bones
Helps lower elevated blood pressure
Can improve blood lipid Profiles/ (Cholesterol)
For more information contact Deb Brekke, RN, BSN, Director of Pulmonary Care Services at 605.845.8134.