Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a restorative and preventive process for patients with chronic respiratory disease. Patients experiencing conditions such as shortness of breath, emphysema, asthma, or pulmonary disease can achieve a healthier, more active life through exercise.

Pulmonary rehabilitation combines both education and exercise sessions, offered by board-certified pulmonary physicians and health care professionals specializing in pulmonary treatment and rehabilitation, to enhance patients' quality of living. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing, outpatient pulmonary function testing, and treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of breathing problems are available. Our programs are individually prescribed to help patients increase mobility, improve stamina, and reduce breathing anxiety.

Services

  • Complete review or your medical history
  • Establish mutual goals to improve over-all quality of life
  • Implement a graded exercise program
  • Continuous monitoring of your heart rate, oxygen level, and blood pressure
  • All members of our team will collaborate to create an individualized exercise and educational program enabling you to learn about your illness and boost your lung function.

Specialty Services

(Currently only available at Ocean Medical Center)

Pulmonary StepUp Program
Pulmonary StepUp is an exercise program designed to improve your quality of life. It involves exercising in a group while having your blood pressure taken and learning to monitor your heart rate. This program also teaches you about lung disease and how to have a healthy lifestyle. The program includes:

Exercise

  • Exercise in a group with a program designed for each person's needs
  • Sessions are scheduled three times a week
  • Sessions are supervised by a nurse, an exercise physiologist, and a respiratory therapist

Education

  • Proper breathing techniques
  • Warning signs of an infection
  • The effect of weather on your breathing
  • Exercise and COPD
  • Use of medications
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition

LEAD: Life's Exercise for Active Diabetics
LEAD is an exercise program that has been specially designed to improve the health of those with diabetes. Participants in the program will receive supervised wellness services including individualized exercise programs, nutritional counseling, and medication review. LEAD Team Members consist of registered respiratory therapists, registered and licensed nurses, exercise physiologists, and a licensed pharmacist. For registration details, call us at 732-836-4007.

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