The pulmonary rehabilitation facility at the Schmidt Chest Clinic can help patients with emphysema; COPD and pulmonary fibrosis achieve a higher quality of life through caring and expert attention.
- Patients with severe chronic respiratory disease, recovering from a hospitalization, or an exacerbation of their condition are eligible for pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Professionally-trained staff conducts a thorough assessment and guide patients through an 8-week exercise program and educational classes on nutrition, breathing techniques and how to maintain their programs at home.
- Patient results are reported to the referring provider.
Our respiratory therapists and education specialists teach COPD, asthma and emphysema patients about their medications, including the proper use and limitations of such treatments.