Copley Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1st floor, near link to Health Center Building
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
“I am appreciative of the professional care provided by Betsy and Steve in your Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Their understanding of my diagnosis and selection of appropriate exercises have improved my situation. I have high regard for their work.” – William Haines, Worcester
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation
- Other restrictive lung diseases
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) includes exercise classes and education about your lung disease or condition. PR may help you participate in activities with less shortness of breath, as well as teach you how to “live” better with your lung condition.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation allows you to make the most of the limited lung function you have.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) helps you to improve your quality of life. Although PR can’t cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems.
Other benefits include:
- Decrease the symptoms of your disease or condition
- Ability to function better in your daily life
- Increased ability to exercise
- Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Offers:
Educational Programs – the education classes focus on COPD as well as other chronic lung diseases to provide you with information about:
- Medications, including drug action, side effects, using an inhaler, and self-care techniques
- Understanding and using oxygen therapy
- Diet, nutrition, and weight management
- Breathing retraining and energy conservation techniques
- Importance of exercise
- Strategies for managing breathing problems
- Symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
Monitored and supervised exercise – a physical activity plan is tailored to your needs. Exercise will help improve your endurance and muscle strength, so you’re better able to carry out daily activities.
Psychosocial support – People who have chronic lung diseases are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems. The PR team can help provide guidance in these areas.
To Get Started
We require a referral from your pulmonologist or primary care physician with a qualifying diagnosis.
We will schedule an initial evaluation with you during which we will determine a baseline level of function and work with you to develop your personal goals and work plan.
We ask that you quit smoking before beginning the program.
You may also be interested in
- Copley’s Pulmonary program.
- Copley’s Cardiology program.
- Copley’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).