Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education, and psychosocial support for persons with chronic lung disease.
Deborah’s Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program relies on a team of respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists working under the medical direction of Michael Nolledo, MD, Marivi Ora, MD and Technical Director John Hill, RRT. Each patient receives a specially-designed personal plan that includes a combination of education, training, and exercises which the patient performs—with or without oxygen—under the supervision of a personal training team, two to three times a week for two to three months.
Patients can be referred to the program by a physician or by self referral. All patients will be scheduled for an appointment prior to initiating a care plan by the Medical Director of the program.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed
for individuals who have:
• Lung Disease Asthma, COPD, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis
• Shortness of Breath
• Pulmonary Hypertension
• Restrictive Lung Disease
(Sjogren's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asbestosis)
• Trauma-Related Injury to the Lungs
• Sarcoidosis, Bronchiectasis
• Lung Cancer
• Sleep Apnea
• Pulmonary Fibrosis
• Cystic Fibrosis
• After lung surgery
• Potential transplant candidates
• Post-transplant candidates
Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Shortness of breath limits activities of people with lung disease. Pulmonary Rehab helps improve the health of people living with a chronic lung disease.
• Improved ability to perform daily activities
• Increased knowledge of lung disease and how to manage symptoms
• Increased self-esteem and confidence
• Improved adherence to healthy-lifestyle choices
• Reduced anxiety
More than 35 million Americans live with chronic lung disease. Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s comprehensive Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to help patients who struggle with these challenging diseases do what others take for granted…breathe freely.
Our Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers customized plans to meet your individual needs with information, therapies and strategies that can help you breathe easier, allowing you to be more active and independent.
For more information call the program Director, John Hill, at 609-893-1200 ext. 4392
For Pulmonary Rehabilitation appointments