Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Program

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The Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program consists of a team of specialists including respiratory therapists and other medical professionals who provide rehabilitation to individuals with chronic pulmonary disease, including patients recovering from ongoing COVID-19 pulmonary issues. Education is provided for patients and their families.

A customized plan is developed for each patient that is designed to enhance the quality of life. The pulmonary rehabilitation team is led by the program medical director, who is a board-certified pulmonologist, with advanced certification in critical care and internal medicine.

The outpatient program is overseen by a group of pulmonary rehab specialists. Gaylord’s program meets twice weekly for nine weeks. The team works with participants to develop a personalized exercise and education plan. Monitored and specialized exercise guidance is provided during each exercise session. Patients work on endurance training using fitness equipment such as a stationary bicycle, arm ergometers, a treadmill, step trainer and strengthening equipment.

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Appropriate participants include those with:

  • Emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pre/post-lung surgery
  • Pre/post-lung transplant surgery
  • COVID-19 related breathing issues

Program education topics include:

  • Lung disease
  • Medications
  • Breathing Retraining
  • Nutrition
  • Oxygen Therapy/Traveling with Oxygen
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Signs and Symptoms of Infection
  • Psychosocial and Stress Management

Outpatient pulmonary rehab education and therapy is now offered in person or via Zoom. Please call (203) 741-3351 for more information.

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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