Pulmonary rehabilitation at Long Beach Memorial is an outpatient program designed to help persons with chronic breathing disorders gain better control over breathing and improve their pulmonary health. Long Beach Memorial has a multidisciplinary team specializing in pulmonary rehabilitation working to improve the quality of each participant's life through careful assessment of each individuals needs, appropriate setting of goals, and intensive therapy and training. The team provides intensive exercise, education, self-management training and psychosocial support under the medical direction of a board certified pulmonologist (lung specialist).
Some diagnoses this program serves include:
- Stable obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.
- Chronic Bronchitis.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Asthmatic bronchitis.
- Restrictive pulmonary disease (asbestosis/interstitial lung disease).
- Lung resection.
- Pre/post lung reduction surgery.
- Pre/post lung transplantation.
Continuing a regular exercise routine is key to maintaining good pulmonary health. Upon completion of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, each participant is given an individualized home exercise program. Long Beach Memorial offers a monthly support group and maintenance exercise class to support a patient’s efforts of maintaining their exercise programs and lung health. The maintenance exercise program is available for a small fee.