Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab is by physician referral and is recommended for patients with lung diseases who frequently experience shortness of breath and struggle with daily activities.

Recovering from—and learning to live with—a chronic lung disease can put a strain not only on you but your loved ones . But here at Kearny County you are not alone. Here, you’ll have a whole team by your side, helping you control everyday symptoms and help you adapt to new lifestyle changes.

Pulmonary rehabilitation combines education and exercise to help better understand and manage chronic lung conditions. The comprehensive outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program at KCH was designed with each patient’s unique needs and goals in mind. Our Team takes the time to evaluate your health and create an individualized exercise program to help you feel better and help you regain your independence.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Your doctor or pulmonary specialist may recommend pulmonary rehabilitation as part of your treatment plan if you live with a lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The pulmonary rehab team at KCH consists of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, exercise specialists, and dietitians. Together, they create a personalized plan tailored to meet your needs. Our program assists individuals in managing their symptoms, handling complications, regulating oxygen use and medications, and minimizing hospitalizations.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you:

  • Help manage and control your ongoing symptoms.
  • Lower your chances of future hospital stays.
  • Help develop a healthy daily regimen
  • Reduce future complications.
  • Regain independence through individualized care and support.

Who Benefits?

Patients who have a diagnosis of:

  • COPD
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Interstital Lung Disease
  • Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Disease with respiratory impairment

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is offered as an outpatient service. That means you’ll visit our facility for care but then can return home.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Sessions: What to Expect

At your first session, our team will:

  • Perform a thorough health assessment.
  • Review your medical history.
  • Talks with you about your quality of life and rehabilitation goals
  • Talk about what to expect in program.

Insurance Coverage

Coverage is based on your Insurance. Our team will work with your Insurance to ensure you qualify for Pulmonary Rehab.

If you have any questions or are interested in our program, please feel free to call us at 620-355-7112 ext. 1531 or 1518

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