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Lung (Pulmonary) Rehabilitation at Longmont United Hospital

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program that helps to improve the well-being of people with chronic lung problems. This is achieved by exercise training, nutritional counseling, education on your lung disease, breathing strategies, and learning energy conserving techniques.

What are the benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation can benefit you in these ways:                

  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve mental outlook
  • Enhance respiratory function
  • Expand coping skills
  • Incorporate exercise into daily life

Am I a candidate for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

If you have documented lung disease, such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, or any other pulmonary conditions you should discuss Pulmonary Rehabilitation with your physician.

What should I expect?

A Respiratory Therapist and an Exercise Specialist will evaluate, educate, and design an individual exercise program which will include cardiovascular exercise and strength training 2 days per week for 15 weeks. There are also other healthcare professionals, such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, and Social Workers available to all Pulmonary Rehabilitation members to assist with their needs.

How do I get started?

Ask your physician to fax a prescription to Centralized Scheduling at 303.651.5150 . You will then need to call Centralized Scheduling at 303.651.5121 to schedule your evaluation and setup your classes. If you have questions regarding the program please call 303.651.5162.