Services & Specialties
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (pulmonary rehab) is a customized, comprehensive program of exercise training, classes, psychological support and ongoing follow up for certain chronic lung diseases.
Pulmonary Rehab is supervised by medical professionals who specialize in chronic lung diseases and is tailored to the individual patient's needs.
An exercise specialist will demonstrate proper exercise techniques that will help prevent patient injuries. A respiratory therapist will teach breathing exercises that will help patients manage their breathing. Nurses will be monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, exertion and shortness of breath every session.
Pulmonary Rehab sessions are offered up to three times a week at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. A patient can receive up to 36 sessions per physician's order.
Talk to your physician about if pulmonary rehab is right for you. You must have a physician's prescription to participate. Some insurance companies cover participation.