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Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Phase II is a physician-ordered, individualized, and comprehensive program designed to maximize your physical and mental potential following a diagnosis of pulmonary disease such as:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about your lung disease. PR may help you participate in activities with less shortness of breath, as well as teach you how to "live" better with your lung condition. The education classes provide you with information about:


Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps you to improve your quality of life. Although it can't cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems. Other benefits include:

Monitored and Supervised Exercise

A physical activity plan is tailored to your needs. Exercise will help improve your endurance and muscle strength, so you're better able to carry out daily activities.

Psychosocial Support

People who have chronic lung diseases are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems.

Program Length

The length of your program depends upon your risk factors, insurance coverage, and doctor's order. The Phase II program usually lasts 3 months. All Phase II graduates are invited to participate in our follow-up assessment program and Phase III.

Insurance Coverage

Medicare and most insurance plans will pay for pulmonary rehab. You may be responsible for a co-payment.


The Phase III program is a continuation of Phase II - allowing patients to build confidence in a supervised atmosphere. Like Phase II, Phase III requires a doctor's order. The cost, while low is generally not covered by insurance.


If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a pulmonary disease, please call Pulmonary Rehabilitation at (603)444-9387 for more information.

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