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(PUEBLO, COLO.) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is recruiting patients to participate in a 12-week evidence based pulmonary rehabilitation program designed for people with chronic lung disease like COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, interstitial lung disease or lung cancer beginning Tuesday, April 4 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pulmonary
rehab helps people with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome physical
limitations resulting from their disease and aims to improve quality of life by
decreasing respiratory symptoms and complications, encouraging self-management
and control over daily functioning, improving physical conditioning, exercise
performance and emotional well-being while reducing hospitalizations.
rehab is a program of exercise, education, and support to help individuals
learn to breathe—and function—at the highest level possible. Each patient's
individualized program begins with a comprehensive pulmonary evaluation by
clinical experts in pulmonary rehabilitation. Through a carefully planned,
integrated and individualized program of supervised physical conditioning,
exercise, and educational and nutritional counseling, physical capacity is
increased and the patient is empowered to overcome their shortness of breath.
are many differences in scheduling, length and individual components of
pulmonary rehab programs. Medicare and other insurance plans provide varying
levels of coverage. If you’re interested in pulmonary rehab, discuss your
options with your health care provider.
physician referral is needed to participate in the pulmonary rehabilitation
program. For more information, please call 719-557-3102.
About St. Mary-Corwin Medical CenterSt. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its
award-winning programs in women’s services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology,
stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwin’s expert team of
physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care,
with access to the latest in medical technology. St. Mary-Corwin is part of
Centura Health, the region’s leading health care network. For more information
visit St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center or
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