Botsford Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a proven therapy focusing on controlling the symptoms that are limiting your activities and interfering with your quality of life. This increases your ability to live independently and to participate in the home and community activities you enjoy so much.
Respiratory Therapy works to improve the functional capacity and the quality of life for persons with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions.
Respiratory therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation help to:
- Control the symptoms of your pulmonary condition: shortness of breath, fatigue, wheezing and coughing.
- Slow the progression of your lung disease.
- Increase your ability to live independently.
- Make fewer trips to your doctor's office or the Emergency Room for respiratory problems.
- Increase your strength and endurance.
About the Program:
Therapy plans are tailored to your needs, and are approved by your referring physicians.
- Focused education and training, based on your individual needs.
- Oxygen evaluation and adjustments to optimize the benefit to you.
- Breathing retraining and energy conservation training to help control your shortness of breath.
- Training on daily living skills to improve the quality of your life.
- Flexibility and strength exercises to help improve your balance and overall fitness.
- Participation in supervised aerobic exercise conditioning to increase your endurance.
- Support groups and a maintenance rehabilitation program.
- Flexible to your scheduling needs.
How long will my program take?
Typically, a pulmonary rehab program lasts 8 to 12 weeks (remember, we're treating problems that you've had for quite awhile). Most patients schedule rehab sessions two to three times a week. Appointment times are flexible and are scheduled around your availability.
How long will my program take?
- First, you need to see your doctor. Your physician needs to write a prescription for a pulmonary rehabilitation evaluation.
- Then, your doctor should call our office to get things started.
- We'll call you to set-up an appointment for your initial evaluation.
- Physical Therapy
Physical therapy uses exercises and physical activities to help condition muscles and restore strength and movement. Physical therapy can help with osteoporosis, arthritis, gait and balance difficulties, recovery from orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal injuries.
- Occupational Therapy
Botsford Pulmonary Rehab offers Occupational Therapy specifically designed for those with respiratory conditions. Occupational Therapy uses activities of daily living and exercise to promote the highest level of independent functioning.
- Nutritional Services
Patients from any of the Botsford rehabilitation locations are eligible for discounts for nutritional assessments, diet and meal planning, diabetes counseling and education and heart-healthy nutritional guidance.
Medical Social Work
Individual and family assistance including transportation needs, community resources, rehab financial issues and interventional counseling.