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Pulmonary Rehab

Are you less active than you would like to be because of shortness of breath?
Individuals who have lung disease and shortness of breath often times find it difficult to breathe while walking, climbing stairs, or just doing normal daily activities.

If this describes you, what are the benefits of a Pulmonary Rehab program?
Our pulmonary program includes exercise and education helping you to remain active and to better understand and cope with your lung disease.

How is my personal program developed?
A team of health care professionals working together with you in developing a program based on your personal needs.

Does insurance help pay for my Pulmonary Rehab program?
Pulmonary rehab is a physician-supported program that is often reimbursed in part by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

When are Pulmonary Rehab classes held?
This is a four-week program held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two hours each day.

What opportunities do I have once my Pulmonary Rehab program is finished?
Pulmonary rehab offers maintenance exercise classes at the Sanford Wellness center.

Pulmonary Maintenance Class

What type of exercise is incorporated into a Pulmonary Maintenance class?
Group stretching and strengthening led by a respiratory therapist followed by monitored workout sessions in the conditioning center. Our respiratory therapists help monitor your oxygen saturation and heart rate. Oxygen is available should you need it.

What kind of exercise equipment might I use?
Treadmills, stationary bikes, Nu Steps, walking track and a variety of weight machines.


Classroom A: 8:10 a.m. (warm up)
Gym: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Gym: 11:45 a.m.
Warm water pool: 1 p.m.

Sanford Wellness Center is proud to host this program. Please refer to the Sanford Pulmonology web site or call (605) 328-1890.