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Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation was designed for patients with breathing problems.

The staff at Great Plains Health will teach you strategies for living with your lung condition. This will empower and motivate you to a fuller, more self-confident life. The one-on-one program includes closely monitored aerobic exercise and weight training.

Pulmonary rehabilitation at Great Plains Health meets the needs of those with breathing problems through a comprehensive program that tailors numerous resources to each individual’s needs.

The goal of our program is to help you feel better and live your life more fully.

What to expect from the pulmonary rehabilitation program

Our program combines education and exercise in an effort to help you improve your quality of life.

The goal of our program is to help you feel better and live your life more fully.

Participants come to our office two or three times a week for 6 to 12 weeks. Every person in the program is given a personalized exercise prescription and works with a respiratory therapist and a nurse.

Program benefits

  • Have more energy for the things you enjoy most.
  • Decrease your shortness of breath while doing daily activities and household chores.
  • Learn to relax and not panic when you feel short of breath.
  • Improve your strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • Receive individualized attention to set and meet goals, answer questions about your medications and lung disease, and understand your symptoms.

Criteria for admission

Physician referral with a qualifying pulmonary disease diagnosis (COPD, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, etc.) is necessary.

Insurance companies generally cover pulmonary rehabilitation with a qualifying diagnosis. If you are not sure about your insurance coverage, you should talk with your insurance company.

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