Benefits & Objectives

  • Reduction in pulmonary symptoms
  • Improvements in tolerance and endurance
  • Improve ease of breathing
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Decrease blood cholesterol
  • Reduction in hospitalizations
  • Decrease weight
  • Patient’s ability to return to gainful employment
  • Improved productivity in activities of daily living
  • Improvement in quality of life
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Provide the patient with a better understanding of the disease process
  • Assist the patient in developing methods to cope with the disease
  • Promote and maintain improvement in physical capabilities

Program Components

  • EVALUATION:   Initially to develop a treatment plan based on educational ADL, exercise, and psychosocial needs of patients.  At intervals to assess patient progress and at completion of program to assess goals completed and develop home program and follow up needs.  All evaluations will be communicated to referring physician with requests for changes in treatment plan as needed.
  • PROGRESS REPORTS:   Monthly reports of the patients progress comparing initial goals to current functional levels are provided to referring physicians.  A program summary report is provided at discharge.
  • EDUCATION:   Focusing on pulmonary anatomy and physiology, disease process, respiratory medications and therapy modalities, breathing retraining, panic control and relaxation techniques, bronchial hygiene, nutrition, early detection of infection, overcoming obstacles in ADL's social and leisure activities and intimacy in COPD.
  • EXERCISE CONDITIONING:   Patients will be assessed by a respiratory or physical therapist and an individualized exercise program will be developed to increase exercise tolerance, endurance and activity.
  • THERAPY:   All currently prescribed treatments will be administered by credentialed Respiratory, Physical and RN.  Proper breathing,  performance of home exercise program and use/maintenance of home equipment will be taught.
  • FOLLOW UP:   A home exercise program will be developed at completion of the program.  Post treatment maintenance programs will be available to patient.  Ongoing communication between the rehab team and primary/referring physician regarding patient progress and treatment plan changes will occur throughout the program with a follow-up physician visit scheduled at completion of program.

Core Services

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Other Services

Available As Needed

  • Psychosocial

Programs Consists Of:

  • Education about your disease and how to treat it via educational dvd’s,  educational literature, and through one of our knowledgeable respiratory therapists
  • Exercise reconditioning and physical therapy training
  • Oxygen dosing (when needed)
  • Heart rate and pulse-oximetry is monitored before, during, and after exercise
  • Nutritional education
  • One of our medical professionals will assist you in learning different breathing retraining techniques, stress relaxation techniques, and energy conservations techniques

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     "Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an art of medical practice where an individually tailored multi-disciplinary program is formulated through accurate diagnosis, therapy, emotional support, and education with the purpose of stabilizing or reversing both the physio and psychopathology of pulmonary disease and attempting to return the patient to the highest possible functional capacity allowed by his/her pulmonary handicap and overall life situation."

American College of Chest Physicians, 1975

Pinnacle Pulmonary Strategies, LLC

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility