Our specialty-trained staff designs individualized rehabilitation plans including therapy, education and exercise to help patients achieve their maximum breathing potential.
Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients diagnosed with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (emphysema, bronchitis), patients requiring lung transplant and other pulmonary conditions. The program provides breathing retraining, cough management, energy conservation, medication education and stress and anxiety management through inpatient, outpatient and maintenance services. Our certified staff combines state-of-the-art exercise equipment with individualized patient education and exercise guidelines for the best possible outcomes.
Each of our locations is certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Our professional team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietary staff and behavioral health experts.
Managing Chronic Breathing Problems
To manage chronic breathing problems, you must learn to use breathing muscles more efficiently. You need to learn to recognize symptoms and improve general health and conditioning. Our pulmonary rehabilitation staff works with you to develop strategies and exercises to accomplish this. Our program includes:
- Education: How the lungs work and how to most effectively use medications.
- Managing symptoms: The importance of early treatment, relaxation techniques and how to conserve energy and prevent infection.
- Breathing retraining: Cough techniques and exercises allow for easier breathing.
- Exercise training: How to improve muscle strength and endurance to achieve the best possible physical condition.
Find a pulmonary rehabilitation location near you. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital offers inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation.
Pulmonary Support Group
A support group for people with chronic pulmonary illness and their families is available at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital. The group meets for an educational presentation and social gathering on most second Wednesdays of the month, from fall through spring. Search our classes and events for more information. The support group is free. You do not need to pre-register.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We'll assess your condition and develop a treatment plan right away. To schedule a virtual visit, call 414-777-7700.
Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report
Froedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in pulmonology and lung surgery, lung cancer surgery and pneumonia care. Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital are all recognized as high performing for COPD.