Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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812-376-5757

2400 E 17th St
Columbus , IN

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Overview

Taking a breath is something most of us take for granted, but for people who suffer from pulmonary disorders, simply breathing can be exhausting.

That’s why the Lung Institute at Columbus Regional Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive services, all in one location, for patients with acute and chronic lung disorders. The Lung Institute offers an innovative new approach to helping patients every step of the way from diagnosis, to treatment, to chronic disease management.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

For people who are living with respiratory disease, pulmonary rehabilitation can help overcome the challenges of daily living. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that uses exercise, education, and support therapy to help you reach the highest level of functioning allowed by your respiratory condition.

Who We Are

Columbus Regional Hospital is committed to providing effective and compassionate rehabilitative care. Our team of professionals includes registered nurses and certified respiratory therapists working with your physician to help you improve the quality of your life.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Columbus Regional Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Medical evaluation and treatment
  • Respiratory and nursing care
  • Education
  • Exercise endurance and strength training
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Psychological and social support

Why is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Important?

Participation in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program can provide you with the skills and information necessary to live a more productive and comfortable life. Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help you:

  • Reduce the rate of loss in your pulmonary function
  • Increase your energy and strength for daily activities
  • Reduce shortness of breath
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Maintain general health and wellness
  • Understand your disease
  • Learn to reduce and control your symptoms
  • Decrease hospitalizations
  • Lower anxiety levels

About Our Program

We offer a program that focuses on teaching you how to manage your pulmonary disease with education, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

The 12-week outpatient program serves patients with chronic lung disease. Patients receive comprehensive education in the care and management of lung disease and participate in monitored exercise to help:

  • Improve activity tolerance
  • Reduce shortness of breath through learned breathing techniques
  • Understand the use of medication and oxygen to control respiratory disease
  • Increase knowledge of diet and stress management
  • Assist with smoking cessation
  • Reduce hospitalizations

How Do I Get Started?

A referral from your physician is needed to enter the program. Please contact your physician to schedule a consultation with the pulmonary rehabilitation staff. Most insurance plans provide reimbursement for Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Please contact your insurance carrier for information or let us know if we can assist you in contacting your insurance provider.

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