This two-hour class meets twice a week for eight to nine weeks. Classes are small to allow for one-on-one time with staff. You will have a chance to meet and network with other patients who have like illnesses.
The class will cover:
- Lung function and disease
- Breathing and relaxation
- Saving strength and simplifying work in daily activities/self pacing
- Graded-exercise training using breathing skills efficiently
- Quitting smoking
Talk to your doctor about joining this program. Most health plans cover the cost of pulmonary rehabilitation. Call your health plan with benefit questions. A family member or friend can join you for the education part of the sessions.