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.
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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia care. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is also recognized as high performing for COPD.