03.09.2018 Back to News

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week: March 11-17

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week honors health care professionals who guide and support the rehabilitation of those with lung disease. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Emphysema

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Interstitial Lung Disease

  • Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Surgery

  • Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about lung disease, diet, exercise, stress management, breathing techniques, medications and oxygen therapy. Pulmonary Rehabilitation allows our patients to improve their quality of life and make the most of the limited lung function that they have.

The cardio-pulmonary rehab staff works with an average of 20-30 outpatients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12-15 inpatients Monday through Friday. Call 402-354-4190 if you have any questions about the program.

For information on Lung and Pulmonary Medicine at Methodist Health System, click here.