Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
A Program for People Who Have Lung Disease
Enloe Medical Center offers a medically supervised program of exercise and education for people with lung disease.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program’s goal is to help people better understand their respiratory condition and improve their quality of life.
Individualized programs enable participants to increase their exercise tolerance and become stronger. The classes include retraining your breathing to control shortness of breath, proper use of medications and nutrition.
Exercise, Education & Support
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an eight-week program that meets two to three times a week. We encourage participants to bring their spouse or support person to the educational sessions.
Exercise sessions are tailored to each participant’s ability, needs and limitations.
We emphasize endurance, strength and flexibility, while monitoring each participant’s oxygen level and heart rate. Respiratory therapists and exercise physiologists supervise each session, under the advice of the program’s physician director.
An exercise maintenance program is offered three times a week for those who wish to continue their exercise after the initial eight-week program.
Who is it for?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed for people with:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lung Surgery
What will you learn?
- Breathing retraining techniques
- Understanding chronic pulmonary conditions
- Understanding your medications and inhalers
- Proper use of supplemental oxygen
- Using home respiratory equipment
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Nutritional assessment
- Preparing for travel
- Exercise and body mechanics
A Team Approach
Enloe Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation team consists of a pulmonary physician director, registered respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists and a clinical dietician.
Pulmonary Rehab Makes A Difference
Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help you:
- Improve your quality of life
- Better understand your lung condition
- Learn to control shortness of breath
- Reduce stress and anxiety levels
- Improve strength and activity level
The first step in getting started is to call or schedule an appointment with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation staff at 530-332-6898 or 1-800-822-8102, ext. 26898. Your physician will need to submit a referral.
You can reach our office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Enloe Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been approved for reimbursement by Medicare and various private and group insurance companies.
Need additional support? Contact our Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group. It offers support and education for people with lung conditions. Learn more.