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Pulmonary Rehab Program

FMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation combines medically monitored exercise with behavioral and educational programs designed to help patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other chronic lung diseases.  The primary goals of Pulmonary Rehabilitation are to help patients control symptoms, improve their activities of daily living and restore their ability to function independently. 

What is involved in Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

  • Exercise program customized to meet individual needs and limitations
  • Education specific to your disease and educational needs
  • Breathing retraining
  • Energy conservation
  • Stress management

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Improved stamina
  • Increased muscle strength and endurance
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms such as dyspnea and fatigue
  • Increased knowledge about lung disease and management
  • Increased ability to perform tasks of daily living
  • Increased quality of life
  • Decreased depression and anxiety

Who Benefits from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Patients with:

  • COPD
  • Recent Lung Surgery or Lung Transplant
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Other pulmonary conditions with disabling symptoms

About the Staff

Our registered nurses, degreed exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists provide patients with optimal care and guidance in learning how to live with their diseases and improving their quality of life.

Enrolling in Our Program

Talk to your physician about how Pulmonary Rehabilitation may help you.  Call 240-566-3229 if you are interested in starting the program, want to schedule a tour, or need more information. Most insurance companies cover Pulmonary Rehabilitation services.  FMH will verify your insurance prior to your enrollment to determine coverage. 

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