Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
at Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills
The primary goal of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Saddleback Memorial is to help you achieve control over your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our staff will work in partnership with you to evaluate your abilities and limitations and develop an individually tailored treatment and exercise plan.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program will help you: take control of your illness use medications correctly learn breathing and coughing techniques use less energy for day-to-day activities eat the right foods to help you feel better and breathe easier avoid panic attacks and use relaxation techniques monitor symptoms and identify when to call your doctor improve endurance and muscle strength.
Exercise is an essential part of pulmonary rehabilitation. During the program, you will participate in physical reconditioning exercises to improve your stamina so that you can pursue the activities you enjoy.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Saddleback Memorial specializes in helping patients with chronic respiratory diseases, including emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic conditions, improve their activity levels and quality of life. Having a chronic respiratory disease can significantly limit your ability to live an active, fulfilling life.
Although chronic respiratory diseases cannot be cured, they can be successfully managed and treated. Understanding what you can do to control your lung disease is the key to breathing easier and feeling better.
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“The staff explained every gadget (spacers, acapellas, inhalers, etc.) and terms like inspired oxygen that I had heard before, but did not understand until participating in pulmonary rehab. It was very helpful.” — G. Warren