Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) make up the majority of patients who are referred to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program.  However, studies have shown that pulmonary rehabilitation is beneficial for patients with other chronic respiratory diseases that result in a decreased functional capacity or decreased quality of life.  This would include patients with restrictive lung disease such as interstitial lung disease and patients with neuromuscular diseases.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is tailored to meet the patient’s individual needs and goals.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines are based on clinical practice guidelines and direct that particular components be included in a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
 

Components of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physician prescribed exercise includes techniques such as exercise conditioning, breathing retraining and aerobic exercise in each pulmonary rehabilitation session.

Education or training is closely and clearly related to the individual’s needs and assists the patient in learning to adapt to their limitations and improve the quality of their lives.  Our primary objective is understanding and self-management of the chronic lung disease.

Individualized treatment plan recognizes that pulmonary rehabilitation is highly individualized, and we work with your physician to define and set the parameters, including the types, amount, frequency, and duration of services, and the goals for your program.

Demonstrated benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Reduced symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue

Increased muscle strength and endurance

Increased knowledge about lung disease and management

Increased ability to perform tasks of daily living

Increased quality of life

Insurance

Medicare and most private insurances will reimburse for pulmonary rehabilitation.  Medicare has specific requirements which must be met depending on local determinations.  For more information, contact us at 330-263-8255.

AACVPR Certification

The WCH Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is the only AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) program in Wayne, Holmes, Medina, and Ashland Counties, meaning our program meets the published Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation which reflect the standard of care and adherence to nationally developed guidelines by undergoing a rigorous review process.

Special Services

How to Schedule an Appointment
How to Schedule an Appointment

Referral to Pulmonary Rehabilitation requires a physician’s order. Contact us for assistance at 330-263-8255.

Next Steps

Maintaining the Benefits
Maintaining the Benefits

WCH offers a clinically supervised maintenance program for patients that have completed a previous pulmonary rehabilitation program and want to continue exercising.

Next Steps


Next Steps


Next Steps


Next Steps