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Henry County Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients learn how to manage the limitations they face daily when dealing with chronic lung disease. Through exercise and education patients learn new skills while our highly trained staff evaluates each patient and works with you and your doctor to develop a plan of care. By working together, you work your way to achieving goals to a better quality of life.

Ask your physician for a referral to our program.

For more information call 599.3719.

Who Should Consider Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary Rehab may be beneficial if you – or a loved one – are on oxygen or are suffering from shortness of breath due to any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis

How Can Pulmonary Rehab Help?

Our Pulmonary Rehab Program can help:

  • Reduce your shortness of breath and the anxiety it brings
  • Increase your exercise tolerance and ability to perform normal daily activities
  • Increase your understanding of your particular lung disorder
  • Educate you on the proper use of respiratory medications
  • Teach you to master proper breathing techniques
  • Reduce the possibility of hospitalizations
  • Instruct and motivate you to start and maintain a home exercise program
  • Promote self-reliance and independence

How Does the Program Work?

Following your health care provider’s referral we will speak with you and work on your customized exercise plan. You will attend exercise sessions three days a week for an hour each. You also will have the opportunity to meet with a respiratory therapist and have nutritional counseling.

Following completion of the program you will be encouraged to continue the progress you have made through a home-based program or you may decide to work out at HealthRidge our wellness center located in Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion. We will be happy to assist in getting you set up with the Prescription Wellness Program at HealthRidge.

Why Is Exercise So Important to Someone with Lung Problems?

A reduction in exercise tolerance is one of the main complaints of people with chronic lung disease. Exercise training is an essential component of any program. Improvement in exercise tolerance is one of the main benefits obtained after Pulmonary Rehab for patients with COPD.