Pulmonary Rehabilitation: What Is It?

How does it help me?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, individual instruction, and education about breathing techniques to help overcome respiratory difficulties. It may help you participate in activities with less shortness of breath, as well as improve your quality of life.

While it won’t cure your lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing with fewer problems.

Who does it help?

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, pulmonary rehabilitation may help you:

Tree Branching Lungs Analogy

Other benefits

  • Decrease the symptoms of your disease or condition.
  • Ability to function better in your daily life.
  • Increased ability to exercise.
  • Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression.

Make the most of your lung function; find out if a program of pulmonary therapy is right for you.

If you have questions or need help deciding if pulmonary rehabilitation will be of benefit to you, please consult your doctor or contact a therapist at the Asthma & Lung Center.