Take a Deep Breath – that might sound easy to do, but for those with chronic lung disease or illness, such as COPD or emphysema, taking a breath requires hard work and effort. Moon Physical Therapy’s Pulmonary Rehab Program can help you achieve your ultimate goal of breathing easier.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
We are one of a few practices to offer pulmonary rehabilitation, on land or in water. This program helps patients increase awareness of their lungs in regards to performing activity. Because of the increased shortness of breath, chronic lung disease can lead to general weakness, decreased balance and high risk of falls, and a decline in overall function.
Like cardiac rehabilitation, our pulmonary rehab services consist of individualized patient education, a customized therapeutic treatment plan with breathing strategies, exercise training and relaxation techniques, as well as a clear path of goals oriented to fit our patients’ individual needs.
Improve Your Lung Capacity With Aquatic Therapy
When traditional rehabilitation exercises and techniques are challenging because you struggle to catch your breath on land, the answer is Aquatic Therapy. As long as the patient is submerged to his or her chest level, the land effects of COPD can be lessened thanks to the natural properties of water like hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure of the water strengthens the diaphragm by acting as a mechanical barrier to ribcage expansion when breathing. With proper instruction you will get an amazing therapeutic training effect as you improve the musculature in the chest and increase your oxygen consumption.
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If you are suffering from pain, Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be beneficial to you.