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How to Set Goals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 3, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Pulmonary rehabilitation can be a highly effective form of treatment for the management of chronic lung diseases. To maximize your results, it can be helpful to set goals with your healthcare team. Physiopedia calls this process of formally establishing goals a “fundamental part of rehabilitation.” 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Treating COPD with Physical Therapy: Your Top 6 Questions Answered

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Since COPD causes breathing difficulties, even when you’re not moving, it may seem counter-intuitive to add physical activity to your daily regimen. Exercising with this condition may sound impossible or uncomfortable, to say the least.

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Why is There an Increased Need for Respiratory Rehabilitation?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Respiratory disorders are a serious global issue. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders (COPD) alone affect 65 million sufferers worldwide -  over 16 million in the US alone. Indeed, the numbers may be much higher than that - Healthline reports that many of those with COPD suffer in silence, undiagnosed. 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

5 Aspects to Look for in Pulmonary Rehab Centers

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you suffer from COPD or have recently undergone lung surgery, your doctor may recommend that you consider pulmonary rehab. He or she may recommend a number of different centers, or you may start researching on your own. However, with such a wide variety of treatment centers available, it can be tough to know what to look for! In this article, we’ll take you through the critical points to consider when you’re choosing a pulmonary rehab facility.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? 6 Things Patients Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

What is pulmonary rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation involves teaching and training patients with chronic lung disease to breathe better. Your dedicated healthcare team designs a personalized rehabilitation program to help you in several ways.

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Why Patients Choose Pulmonary Therapy at Rehab Select

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you suffer from chronic lung disease, you may well be advised by your physician to consider pulmonary therapy. In this article, we’ll explore the basics of pulmonary therapy and the many potential benefits it may offer you, both physically and emotionally. 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Coping with COPD: How Pulmonary Rehabilitation Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Coping with COPD means you can still live a full and active life, in most cases, despite the diagnosis. It takes pulmonary rehabilitation and careful attention to your lifestyle, diet, and physical fitness level.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

4 Signs of COPD

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that develops very gradually over a number of years, so slowly that its symptoms often go unrecognized until significant lung damage has already been done. This is unfortunate, since treatment can slow the progression of COPD, delaying its most debilitating effects, and the earlier that treatment begins, the better the results in terms of maintaining adequate lung function and a patient's quality of life. So what are the signs of COPD?

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

Living With COPD: 7 Ways To Help Yourself Breathe Easier

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Are the symptoms of COPD making simple daily activities a struggle for you? While there is no cure for the disease, and the best help for COPD will come from treatment and medications prescribed by your health care team – and, of course, avoiding tobacco smoke – there are a number of other things you can do to help manage your symptoms more effectively. 

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

Lung Disease and Seniors: 4 Tips for Coping with COPD

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Nov 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

COPD is the third-leading cause of death among Americans, making it hard to control. Unfortunately, it is also a disease that is widespread: nearly 13 million adults in the United States have COPD, and almost 24 million have some evidence of lung problems that could be related to COPD.

While COPD has no cure, there are things that can be done to help make living with the condition easier. Because many people don’t get their COPD diagnosis until later in life, senior citizens are a population that often experience issues relating to its symptoms. Here are four great tips for seniors looking to get better at coping with COPD:

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab