HRRMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Lung Disease Treatment
Chronic lung disease and asthma can be very debilitating if not treated
properly. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center offers pulmonary
rehab services to improve lung function. Anyone who suffers from COPD,
emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or other lung diseases may benefit
from pulmonary rehab.
Goals of pulmonary rehab
- Improve exercise tolerance
- Reduce debilitating effects of asthma and lung disease
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce the number of hospitalizations
What to expect
A specially trained physician provides a thorough medical evaluation of
the patient. An exercise program is then created that is individually
tailored to each patient. To ensure the exercises are done properly and
safely, training is supervised by a medical professional in a group setting
During the exercises, the patient’s lung function and breathing are
monitored. This way the physician can track progress or stop the exercises
if necessary. Trainers will also educate patients on their condition and
ways they can stay healthy outside of the program.
Working Toward Better Health
Depending on the patient’s condition and goals, a pulmonary rehab
program can last from 12 to 36 weeks. Each session is one-hour long.
If you are interested in the pulmonary rehab program, call 719-530-2280
to make an appointment. Most insurance plans cover 80% of pulmonary rehab
charges. Supplemental policies will typically cover the final 20%.
Click here to download our brochure.