Heart And Lung Disease

We understand that heart or lung disease is life-changing. We love helping our patients improve their health and confidence. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angina, coronary artery disease, heart attack and other conditions we are here to help you safely recover and gain back your strength.

Paul A. - Aortic Dissection - Moon Physical Therapy

Possible Treatment Options

We are one of a few practices to offer specialized cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services, helping you limit the effects of heart or lung disease, control symptoms, and reduce future risk.

Aquatic Therapy

Benefits include a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate. Your heart beats 10-15 bpm slower in water, so if you have a cardiac issue you will not stress your heart, yet you are still able to work hard to improve strength and exercise capacity. The pressure of the water also allows for an amazing training effect on the lungs and if you have pulmonary issues, like COPD, it can help increase your oxygen consumption.

Land-Based Therapy

Improve your heart and lung health with our customized land-based cardiopulmonary program. We provide one-on-one exercise training with diaphragmatic breathing techniques, education and close monitoring of vitals to keep you safe as you work towards achieving goals of increased strength, endurance and a return to the activities you love doing.

Ashley’s Success Story

Ashley suffers from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), where her heart rate may jump from 70 BPM to 200 BPM in seconds and oftentimes causes her to faint. Exercise helps POTS patients, but, for obvious reasons, a taxing workout is difficult to achieve on land.

Therefore, we designed an aquatic program specifically for Ashley and it has been a miracle for her. She states that she was happy she found us because, after 15 sessions, she was able to return to walking her children to school and performing light cleaning activities for 45 mins without increased symptoms. 

How we've helped others relieve their heart And Lung Disease disease related pain

I am a recent “Graduate”, I am a retired R.N.C., and have attended, (in the past) an alternate cardiac rehab program. I feel very confident and comfortable to offer my opinion that Julie Moon runs an excellent cardiac rehab program!

She and her staff are pleasant and knowledgeable, monitor the workouts closely, maintain records, and report regularly to the referring physician. I now feel comfortable and reassured as to my limits and potential – I also now understand the “Power of Breathing” and the benefits of stretching. Thank you Julie.

– Claire Weir

I am a heart transplant recipient. The therapy made me realize that exercising properly will make you recover faster and with success. The warm-ups and exercises that were given to me was something I looked forward to, but the best exercise was the pool therapy. It was totally full body and so relaxing afterwards. I have taken her principles of exercise to heart and will be using them in my daily life.

– Dennis C

 Let’s Get You Back To What You Love!

We have a team of experts who are passionate and committed to helping you achieve your dreams of getting you back to what you love doing. Join our facility featuring Hawaii’s ONLY unique and private hydrotherapy system where you will experience world-class therapy leading to faster recovery, better pain management and greater satisfaction.