When you need support to manage a respiratory tract or lung-related condition, Mills-Peninsula Health Center's pulmonary rehabilitation team can help. Respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, registered nurses and doctors work together to identify techniques that will help you manage your lung-related condition.
Our pulmonary rehabilitation program includes individually tailored, medically supervised exercise and education classes to help you regain energy and endurance for managing daily tasks and enjoying activities with family and friends. The goal of the program is to help you achieve a lifesaving pathway back to active independence.
Program participants meet for two hours at a time, two days per week for a total of eight weeks. Sessions include educational discussions and graduated exercise classes tailored to each individual.
Our educational program addresses subjects including:
- Activities of daily living
- Breathing retraining
- Lung disease progression
- Physical conditioning with exercise
- Medication and inhaler management
- Nutritional counseling
- Smoking cessation support
- Stress management
Mills-Peninsula's pulmonary rehabilitation program can help if you have an obstructive pulmonary disease such as asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis or emphysema. It can also benefit those with restrictive pulmonary diseases such as collagen vascular lung disorders, interstitial fibrosis, kyphoscoliosis, pneumoconiosis, rheumatoid pulmonary disease or sarcoidosis.
In addition, pulmonary rehabilitation can be beneficial for patients who’ve had lung transplantations, lung resections, occupational and environmental lung diseases and pulmonary vascular disease.