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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program helps improve quality of life for people with chronic pulmonary conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Let us help you live beyond the limitations of your pulmonary disease.

Our program can also be helpful for patients preparing for surgery, post lung transplants, and anyone recovering from an acute lung-related episode.

Registered respiratory therapists specially trained in pulmonary rehabilitation will guide you through a personalized program, designed to meet your individual needs. All exercise is closely monitored. At the end of the program, many participants are able to increase their exercise tolerance and are encouraged to continue an exercise program at home.

Benefits Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

At Mercy Medical Center Redding, our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program can:

  • Decrease anxiety through relaxation training and panic control
  • Help you learn to live with chronic disease, such as COPD, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis
  • Help you learn when to call your doctor
  • Instruct you in breathing retraining to alleviate shortness of breath
  • Increase your endurance and strength through exercise
  • Show you how to become more active in your health care

About Our Program

We offer a six-week Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, where you will receive instruction in the following:

  • Basic anatomy of the airways and lungs
  • Bronchial hygiene techniques
  • Community resources
  • Conservation of energy for daily living activities
  • Indoor and outdoor air pollution
  • Medications – what they do, how to properly administer, and potential side effects
  • Planning for successful travel
  • Use of controlled breathing techniques
  • What obstructive and restrictive lung diseases are

Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Right For You?

Our program requires a referral from your doctor. Our goal is to complement your doctor’s care, not replace it, so you will remain under the care of your doctor throughout participation in the program. Talk to your doctor today.

Learn More

For more information about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, please call our Respiratory Care office at 530.225.7075 seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a physician referral, call 888.628.1948 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.