More About Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the lungs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a therapy program that combines education and exercise to improve lung function and decrease shortness of breath. The pulmonary rehabilitation staff includes licensed respiratory therapists, a registered nurse, an exercise physiologist, an occupational therapist, a clinical health liaison, and a registered dietitian.

The team of experienced professionals works under the guidance of a physician specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our goal at Maury Regional Medical Center is to assist you in improving your quality of life by breathing easier.

Typically, patients will attend pulmonary rehabilitation in the Heart Center twice per week for a period of several weeks; however, pulmonary rehabilitation plans vary for each patient, based on the patient's condition. A physician referral is required to begin rehabilitation. The staff will contact you to set up your appointment once the required information is received from your physician.

Most insurance companies will cover pulmonary rehabilitation; however, the staff will contact your insurance company prior to your first visit to verify coverage.

For more information about pulmonary rehabilitation, call 931.380.4094.