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Pulmonary Disease Rehab

Treatment for Breathing Issues

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program for patients suffering from various pulmonary diseases. The most common condition treated by pulmonary rehabilitation therapists is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a series of diseases that affect the lungs. In pulmonary rehabilitation, patients strengthen their lungs through exercise. Programs are personalized to help patients address the unique challenges imposed by their specific pulmonary disease.

Conditions that can be treated by pulmonary rehabilitation include:

  • Asthma – A chronic condition that causes the airways to become inflamed, making breathing more difficult.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis that interfere with lung function.
  • Chronic bronchitis – Inflammation of the bronchial tubes that carry air from the lungs. This condition results in a persistent cough.
  • Cystic fibrosis – A condition that allows mucus to overtake the bronchi, resulting in frequent lung infections.
  • Emphysema – This condition describes damaged lung sacs that make it difficult to breathe.

Pulmonary rehab for various forms of pulmonary disease is available at Allied Services Integrated Health System. Our pulmonary rehab therapists work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans.

What to Expect in Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab is all about training and strengthening the lungs. People with pulmonary disease may have a difficult time exercising, but it is critical that they do in order to keep their lungs strong. This is why learning safe and effective exercises from a knowledgeable pulmonary rehabilitation therapist are so important.

Pulmonary rehabilitation may involve:

  • Cardiovascular exercises
  • Arm and chest exercises
  • Breathing exercises
  • Strength training
  • Education for patients and their support team
  • Counseling and stress management

With an effective pulmonary rehab routine, patients can reduce hospital visits, live more active lifestyles, and manage the symptoms of COPD and other pulmonary diseases.

Patients will need a referral to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation at Allied Services Integrated Health System. For specific questions on how to obtain a referral, please call 570-348-1359 (Wilkes-Barre) or 570-826-3885 (Scranton). Contact us to learn more or start your referral process today.

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