Pulmonary conditioning and rehabilitation provides progressive exercise and education for individuals with chronic pulmonary diseases.
Pulmonary rehabilitation has evolved in response to the dramatic increase in numbers of individuals with chronic pulmonary diseases and the changing views of health promotion. For many years, the standard of care for pulmonary patients included inactivity, rest and medical treatment. Today, pulmonary rehabilitation programs view activity as therapy and a means of conditioning, along with medical treatment. Patients benefit by being actively involved in their own health care.
The goal of pulmonary conditioning is to train individuals in specific techniques that will improve their ability to participate in life’s activities. Increasing exercise tolerance is the key to independence and self-reliance.
Return to social activities
Safe use of oxygen and the ability to travel
ndividual and/or family counseling
Improved ability to accomplish daily goals
Oxygen weaning, if appropriate
Improved exercise endurance
Individualized exercise program
Bronchial hygiene techniques
Education and encouragement in use of controlled breathing
Early detection of illness
Knowledge to avoid unhealthy environments
Education about anatomy, physiology and medication
Smoking cessation techniques, strategies and support
For more information call:
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee
2301 N. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee
13111 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53097