Botsford News Release
Redford, Mich. (May 6, 2009)---Valley Hill Therapy Center, Botsford Hospital’s outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, is hosting its 3rd Annual Gardening Day on Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for current patients at their Redford facility. The rain date is June 1. The event is an extension of their patients’ supervised exercise treatments, allowing them to use their breathing techniques during an everyday activity, such as gardening.
The outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program at Valley Hill is a multidisciplinary treatment plan under medical direction that focuses on improving functional capacity and quality of life for persons with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung conditions. Respiratory therapists work with patients on controlling their symptoms, slowing the progression of their lung disease, increasing their ability to live independently, and building their endurance. Physical therapists work with patients to improve strength, improve gait and balance, and improve muscle function.
John Darin, RRT, Botsford’s Director of Respiratory Care Services, says, “The therapists at Valley Hill work to control patient’s symptoms that limit their activities and quality of life. The gardening day gives our clients a fun, practical application for using their learned breathing techniques so they can participate in an activity that they enjoy and might not have been able to perform prior to their therapy. This event helps put it all together for our clients in a meaningful way.”
Valley Hill Therapy Center is located at 26905 Grand River Avenue in Redford, just a few short blocks east of Inkster Road. To learn more about the Valley Hill Therapy Center including pulmonary therapy and physical therapy services, please call (313) 387-3800, or visit us on the web at www.botsford.org/valleyhill.
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