What may begin as a persistent, annoying cough or increasing shortness of breath could progress over time into a disabling condition that limits the ability to perform daily tasks and slowly robs the enjoyment of life. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Saint Clare’s offers the a comprehensive program for residents in northwestern New Jersey and is designed for and dedicated to pulmonary rehabilitation. The Center, which is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), offers a full range of services including ongoing education, support, exercise and maintenance programs.
After a comprehensive evaluation, pulmonary rehabilitation patients participate in two-hour sessions, which meet two times per week, for a total of 18 exercise sessions. The sessions include one hour of education and open discussion and one hour of supervised exercise in a group setting. To participate in the program, patients must be referred by their primary care physician, pulmonologist and/or cardiologist.
For more information, contact the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at 973-989-3128, mailbox 1.