Chronic lung disease can make tasks that used to be easy, very difficult. Simple activities like getting the mail, climbing a flight of stairs, or keeping up with your kids or grandkids can seem overwhelming. The good news is that you don’t have to live that way forever!
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a process that helps recondition the respiratory system in patients living with chronic lung disease. Performed at The Smith Clinic for Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Rehab empowers and rehabilitates patients with chronic lung disease by teaching breathing techniques to help you increase your lung capacity, exercises to increase strength and endurance, and tricks for conserving energy so you can do the things you want to do and live life to the fullest. This, in turn, enables you to manage your condition, giving you the tools necessary to maintain pulmonary function in every day life.
If you experience shortness of breath and fatigue due to chronic lung disease, you may be a candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation. While Pulmonary rehabilitation won’t cure your disease, it can help you learn how to overcome the shortness of breath and fatigue you associate with activity. The goal of The Smich Clinic for Physical Therpay’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is to help each and every patient increase their endurance and exercise capacity, reduce symptoms of disease, decrease hospital admissions and achieve the best possible lung function. Breathe easier, get stronger, and do more in your daily life. Call us today to make an appointment!