Pulmonary Rehabilitation

NorthCrest’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a 36-visit program designed to provide comprehensive care to individuals with pulmonary disease (COPD). Once enrolled in the program, patients work with a multidisciplinary team of pulmonary rehabilitation specialists who will tailor the program to meet their individualized needs.

Education Sessions
  • Support for the patient and family
  • Proper breathing techniques
  • The role of medications
  • Energy conservation
  • Proper nutrition
  • Stress management
Exercise Sessions
  • Designed to meet individual needs and goals
  • Medical status and progress monitored and evaluated
  • Personal and group exercises held to improve the function of your heart and lungs
  • Strengthen muscles used for breathing
  • Breathing training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • How to conserve energy for daily activities
Who Should Attend

Our program is designed for patients with pulmonary diseases such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, fibrosis, and others…

  • Whose shortness of breath compromises their lifestyle
  • Who want to learn more about their disease and ways to manage it
  • Who want to learn techniques to improve their breathing
  • Who want to attain the highest level of independent function
Program Benefits

Through breathing retraining, regular exercise and proper nutrition, most participants have significantly improved their quality of life. For many graduates, the program has been able to help them:

  • Control and alleviate symptoms
  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Decrease anxiety and depression commonly associated with pulmonary disease
  • Learn more about their disease
  • Feel better about themselves and their quality of life
Joining the Program

Looking to join? A referral is required by a healthcare provider for admission to the program. The program is covered by most insurance plans. For information on joining, or to refer a patient, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600.

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