Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program | Middlesex Hospital

Author: Middlesex Hospital

(light piano music) - In pulmonary rehab we provide services to people with chronic pulmonary conditions. So it might be people with COPD, or people who have had lung cancer, or surgeries on their lungs. We try to work with them to increase their fitness level, increase their efficiency with which they're breathing. We try to improve in two areas. We look at how can we optimize how well that they're getting oxygen from their nose and mouth into their lungs and into their system. So we're looking at breathing patterns and breathing techniques. And then we're also looking at on the other end how efficiently their bodies are using the oxygen. So we're doing exercises to increase their strength, their endurance, their flexibility, and make them move as efficiently as possible.

The beauty of our program is that you can work with pulmonary rehab for a significant period of time, so because it is low-tech, and it is comfortable, and you're doing something consistently that's where we start to see things come together to make people feel better. The best thing that can happen to you is that when you graduate from pulmonary rehab you have habits that are healthy, you will hopefully have an exercise program that you enjoy and that you can use. And it can be anything that works for you, you could do a maintenance program through us, you could do a community based exercise program, or you can exercise on your own.

But the idea is that we use pulmonary rehab as a stepping stone for people to go forward and make their lives as healthy and functional as possible despite their lung condition.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program | Middlesex Hospital

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program | Middlesex Hospital

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By: Middlesex Hospital
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