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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

For those dealing with a lung disease or recovering from lung surgery, the simple act of taking a breath can be challenging and painful. Pulmonary rehabilitation offered by Coshocton Regional Medical Center’s Respiratory Services can you improve the quality of life for those faced with chronic breathing problems.

nursePulmonary rehabilitation can help those with conditions such as sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, to help manage their condition to experience a better quality of life. Those who need lung surgery can also benefit from pulmonary rehab – both before and after the surgery.

Pulmonary rehabilitation compliments the medical therapy provided by your physician or pulmonologist. Our respiratory therapists work as a part of your health care team to help you implement strategies to that can lead to improved personal management of your symptoms, resulting in a better quality of life.

The pulmonary rehab process is designed to specifically meet your individual needs, depending on the nature of your condition and your personal symptoms. Your therapist will work with you to determine your goals and design a personalized rehab plan that may include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Exercise training
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Emotional and/or group support
  • Education about your lung disease or condition and how to manage it
  • Energy-conserving techniques

Your pulmonary rehabilitation is a long-term commitment that involves ongoing input from you, your physician, our respiratory therapists and any members of your health care team. The rehabilitation program takes place in our cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation department on the ground floor of the hospital. The therapists will work with you to develop a rehab schedule that meets the demands of your busy schedule.

If you think you might benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation, ask your physician for a referral. If you have questions, please call the pulmonary rehab staff at (740) 623-4268.