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Pulmonary Rehab

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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Accredited

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education, and support to help you learn to breathe—and function—at the highest level possible. At pulmonary rehabilitation you'll work with a team of specialists who will help you improve your physical condition.

During our 18-week program, our professional staff monitors each patient closely and adjusts the goals to fit each patient’s individual needs. Participants will share the rehab experience and gain mutual support with other patients in the program. With onsite Pulmonary rehabilitation and individualized-care plans, Pulmonary rehab can help you on your recovery journey.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center helps those with breathing problems to return to a healthier and more active life. The program helps patients diagnosed with diseases referred to as Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. It also helps patients with black lung disease.

What will you learn in the program?

Knowledge is essential to take control of your breathing problem. You will learn:

  • How your breathing system works
  • Exercises to improve your breathing
  • Proper use of medications
  • Relaxation techniques
  • How your diet impacts your breathing
  • Understanding medical test results
  • How to stop smoking

What are the benefits of rehabilitation?

Our goals are to help patients reach their maximum potential to participate in all activities of daily living, minimize episodes of feeling breathless, and reduce the need for hospital care.

Preston Memorial Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehab Medical Director is Dr. Allison Cihla


Terri Hauser, Nurse Manager
Appointments by referral only: 304-329-3429
Fax: 304-791-3451

Contact us for more information on how to obtain a referral at 304-329-3429.

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