Better Lung Health with Pulmonary Rehabilitation at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
Pulmonary rehabilitation at UH Parma Medical Center encourages patients with chronic lung disease to take an active role in managing their health.
For those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its related issues, the outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program provides a team of specially trained professionals who can help restore the highest possible level of lung function. This comprehensive outpatient program helps patients stabilize COPD symptoms and cope with daily living.
Specialized Activities to Regain Lung Function
The pulmonary rehabilitation team at UH Parma Medical Center creates a customized treatment plan for each patient based on their needs and lifestyle. During a rehabilitation session, therapists guide patients through a series of activities that will gradually improve lung health. Other aspects of a therapy plan may include:
- Breathing retraining
- Dietary counseling
- Exercise reconditioning
- Family instruction
- Respiratory therapies
Personalized Instruction and Care Planning
The purpose of respiratory therapy techniques is to help control symptoms of the disease affecting lung health. The goal of these activities is to restore the patient to their fullest capacity, enabling them to proceed with daily activities comfortably and efficiently.
Following an individual assessment with physician input, an exercise regimen may also be designed to increase physical strength and endurance.
To increase understanding of the disease and treatment process, therapists will encourage learning methods of self-care, as well as receiving emotional support through individual or group counseling.
Join the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
To begin the pulmonary rehabilitation program at UH Parma Medical Center, patients must have a referral from their doctor. The physician who refers the patient to the program will receive an initial evaluation as well as regular progress reports on the patient’s participation.
To receive a referral order, or for more information about the services offered through our pulmonary rehabilitation program, please call 440-743-2313.