Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II & III

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located within the Respiratory Therapy Department. Hillsboro Area Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers Phase II and Phase III Rehab.  The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for those suffering with pulmonary conditions. 

Pulmonary Rehab focuses on the individual through monitored exercise to help them improve their endurance levels. Patients will walk away with a better understanding of their condition and how to manage it on a daily basis through energy conservation, breathing techniques, diet and stress management.

Common Diseases Treated With Pulmonary Rehab:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Asthma

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab Include:

  • Improvement in exercise tolerance (demonstrated in six min walk distance)
  • Improvement in dyspnea with activity
  • Improvement in muscle strength and endurance
  • Improvement in quality of life

How do I know if I need Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

  • Do you become short of breath when you walk a block?
  • Do you become short of breath when you bend, stoop, or need to carry an object?
  • Does your breathing become difficult when you become anxious?
  • Do you find yourself staying home just because it’s too much effort to get ready to leave the house?
  • Is it important to you to understand your lung condition and how to deal with it?

If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, joining the Pulmonary Rehab program at Hillsboro Area Hospital may be a solution to your breathing problems.

Participants will meet 3 days a week for 12 weeks. A referral from your personal physician is required.

For more information or to enroll, call 217-532-4175.

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