Services to help you breathe easier
When you have lung disease, every breath you take can be a challenge. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you understand your disease and how it affects you. You'll learn ways to control your symptoms and improve your ability to breathe.
We can help you make the most of every breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation may help you improve the quality of your life and reduce hospital visits.
Rehabilitation can help
Our therapists provide treatment to reduce the effects of:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pre- and post-lung transplant
- Lung cancer
- Other lung conditions
What we do
Our therapists will work with you and your provider to develop a customized treatment plan that may include:
Education: You will learn more about your disease and the respiratory system. We teach you how to use medication correctly and avoid things that irritate your lungs. You learn how to save energy and how to relax. You also learn the warning signs of something more serious. The more you know, the more you can manage your disease and control your symptoms.
Exercise: When an activity makes you short of breath, you may stop doing that activity. However, not being active causes weak muscles. Weak muscles use more oxygen. Soon, you may experience shortness of breath with less activity. Exercise can help you strengthen muscles and improve your ability to breathe.
Nutritional counseling: Many people with lung disease are either over weight or under weight. We teach you how to eat well to maintain a healthy weight. Good nutrition can boost your immunity, decrease disability and improve your overall health.
Breath techniques: We can teach you how to improve the way you breathe. Singers, athletes and people who do yoga have all learned the benefits of proper breathing techniques.
Support: It can help to talk with others who understand your disease or have similar problems. Our support group allows you to share your feelings or concerns and learn additional coping strategies.
Pulmonary rehabilitation requires a referral from your doctor. Many insurance plans cover outpatient pulmonary services. For more information about your benefit coverage, call your health plan. To schedule an appointment, call the location nearest you.
Locations by city:
|Fairview Rehabilitation Services - Southdale Hospital|
6363 France Ave S, Suite 100
Edina, MN 55435
|Rehabilitation Services - West Building|
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - West Bank
West Building 2312 S. Sixth St., Room F-119
Minneapolis, MN 55454
|Fairview Rehabilitation Services - Lakes Medical Center|
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN 55092