The Pulmonary Rehab program at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital helps participants better manage their lung conditions, so that they can lead more active and enjoyable lives.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD describes a group of lung diseases that include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. Symptoms of COPD may include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Currently, there is no known cure for COPD. However, research has shown that a pulmonary rehab program utilizing exercise and education can be an effective intervention in the treatment of people with these diseases.
How Pulmonary Rehab Helps
Through exercise and education, people in the Pulmonary Rehab program will maximize their strength and develop strategies to manage their disease, in the hopes of minimizing future exacerbations.
The Rehab Process
The patient or participant will learn proper exercises along with breathing retraining with a health care professional’s guidance and expertise. There are three levels of Pulmonary Rehab corresponding to the severity of the disease process. Phase I (Inpatient stay at SIRH), Phase II (Outpatient services) and Phase III (Maintenance program).
For More Information
To discover if Pulmonary Rehab can help you, ask your physician for a referral to the Pulmonary Rehab program at SIRH. If you need more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call us at (812) 941-6134.