Pulmonary Rehabilitation

If you're recovering from lung surgery or living with a lung condition that limits your daily activity, improve your quality of life with pulmonary rehabilitation at Essentia Health. You can count on us to help you breathe and function better.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program may help you:

  • Function better in your daily life
  • Increase your strength and ability to walk or exercise
  • Decrease symptoms of your lung disease or condition
  • Cope with anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Learn methods for managing your breathing difficulties

Team-Based Care

Count on personalized care and support from your pulmonary rehabilitation care team which may include: 

  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers.

Personalized Care Plan

Take part in outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation at an Essentia hospital or clinic near you. You’ll start with an assessment of your health and abilities. Based on your assessment, you and your care team will develop a personalized care plan to address your needs.

Your care plan may include:

  • Breathing strategies
  • Education
    • Managing your lung disease and respiratory conditions
    • Effects of smoking on your treatment
    • Communication with others about your condition
    • When to call your doctor
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Therapy to manage anxiety, stress, and learn relaxation techniques
  • Medication management
  • Respiratory equipment, oxygen, and inhalers

Paying for Care

Most insurance companies cover pulmonary rehabilitation. Check with your health insurance company to verify coverage.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.

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