Floyd provides pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with respiratory illnesses, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), control symptoms and improve day-to-day activities.
Our outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program uses exercise, behavior changes and education to help build a patient's physical fitness. The goal is to return the patient to the highest possible level of activity.
Our program can help you breathe better by focusing on:
- Strength training
- Breathing exercises
- Education about the disease and treatments
- Eating a healthy diet
- Quitting smoking
Floyd's outpatient program for pulmonary rehabilitation treats illnesses such as:
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency
- Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
- Lung transplantation
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
A pulmonary rehabilitation program is built for the specific needs of each patient. Typically categorized into three phases, treatment may include:
- A complete medical exam
- Exercises that will help patients increase physical abilities, regain control of breathing and perform activities of daily living
- Education about pulmonary disease, its management and how to protect your lungs
- Nutrition counseling about how eating can affect shortness of breath
- Counseling to help address the fear, anxiety and frustration that sometimes accompany lung disease
To learn more about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program or to schedule an appointment, call 706.509.3590.