The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at Dickinson Memorial Hospital is an important element in your long term recovery. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to help people who suffer from chronic lung disease. Common diagnosis may include:
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to optimize your physical and social performance. Goals include improving physical endurance and respiratory muscle strength, easing symptoms, and improving quality of life.
Tailored to you, these multidisciplinary programs teach you about the disease process, self-care, exercise, medications, and proper nutrition. They focus on lower and upper extremity exercise and conditioning, breathing retraining, education, and psychosocial support.
The program is staffed by registered nurses and additional health professionals specially trained in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
In addition to the Phase II program, the department also offers a Monitored Exercise Program (MEP). The MEP is a self-pay program that is offered as a continuation of the phase II program, or for anyone with cardiac/pulmonary risk factors who requires supervised exercise.
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call us at (906) 776-5550.