Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program designed for people who need treatment for the following:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Before or after lung surgery
  • Any chronic respiratory problem

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help improve your quality of life. It consists of two components: exercise and education. Individualized exercise programs are set up for each patient to help strengthen muscles and gain energy. Education classes (Phase II) are taught to help you understand and manage your lung condition.

Education class topics include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Oxygen equipment
  • Energy conservation
  • Risk factors
  • Pulmonary medications
  • Clearing airways
  • Coping with a chronic illness
  • Nutrition
  • Disease education

Your Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team

The Vista Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team works with your independent primary care physician and pulmonologist to provide an individualized program for you. The team consists of:

  • Respiratory therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Chaplains
  • Dietitians

The Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help you:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase strength, endurance and flexibility
  • Decrease stress
  • Decrease symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing
  • Reduce the risks of future lung problems
  • Decrease the number of future hospitalizations

Give Pulmonary Rehabilitation a Try!

  • Talk to others with similar breathing conditions
  • Learn what you can do for your lungs
  • Learn how to conserve energy to do the things you enjoy
  • Learn about using oxygen, traveling with oxygen and sleeping with oxygen

Two Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Available at Vista

Phase II

Phase II Pulmonary Rehab provides monitored exercise sessions three times a week for 10 weeks. During these sessions, your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation are monitored by healthcare professionals. Educational programs help you and your family members gain a better understanding, confidence and the skills needed to manage the disease on a long-term basis.

Provided at Vista Medical Center East.
Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary ehabilitation.

Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60085

Phase III (Maintenance)

Phase III Pulmonary Rehab provides a medically supervised program for patients who choose to continue their cardiopulmonary conditioning to maintain their functional level. Aerobic and resistance training exercises are available. The program is supervised by an exercise physiologist, respiratory therapist or RN who provides ongoing education and support. Phase III is a self-pay program requiring physician approval.

Provided at the Vista Ambulatory Care Center.

Vista Ambulatory Care Center
1050 Red Oak Lane, Lindenhurst, IL 60046