Many people suffer from shortness of breath because of severe or chronic lung disorders, including asthma, emphysema and bronchitis. If you’re forced to limit your daily activities to avoid breathing discomfort, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation may be right for you.
Together with Lake Health’s board‑certified pulmonologists, Lake Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients with severe or chronic lung disorders take an active role in managing their health.
Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
About Pulmonary Rehab
Phase One of pulmonary rehab begins with a physician referral for hospitalized patients. During this time, registered respiratory therapists provide education and support to help you return to a more active life. If needed, we’ll share instruction on the use of home oxygen and aerosol treatments.
Phase Two of pulmonary is a structured exercise and lifestyle change program designed to help you manage your shortness of breath to improve your quality of life. Our outpatient pulmonary rehab program is located inside the University Hospitals Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Center in Mentor.
Phase Two features:
- An individualized and monitored exercise program to strengthen your endurance and correct breathing patterns. Each session includes a cardiovascular workout using state‑of‑the‑art exercise equipment and resistance training.
- A comprehensive education program designed to help you manage your respiratory condition and encourage lifestyle changes. We’ll share information on lung anatomy and physiology, medication, nutrition, exercise, relaxation techniques, smoking cessation and work simplification.
- Ongoing support and counseling addressing your personal needs and management
of your respiratory condition and other health concerns.
- A positive support system for you and your loved ones, with encouraging peer support.
After you complete Phase Two, you have the option to stay connected and continue on your road to healthy living by continuing as a LiveHealthy fitness center member.