If you suffer from a chronic obstructive lung disease such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma, Morton Plant Mease's experienced pulmonary rehabilitation professionals can help you learn to relax and breathe a bit easier.
A multi-disciplinary team will work with you to improve your breathing patterns to decrease your shortness of breath and develop an exercise program that will:
- Renew your strength
- Increase your independence
- Help you achieve your maximum potential
The process begins with a comprehensive pre-program evaluation and exercise testing. All program components – education, exercise and breathing retraining – are individualized for each patient’s needs and acuity.
In small group sessions, our team will teach you how to safely integrate aerobic, strength and conditioning, and relaxation exercises into your daily life while carefully monitoring your vital signs. We will coordinate your care with your physician and other members of your health care team, and will provide them with periodic progress reports and a post program summary.
We understand your emotional needs as you learn to live with pulmonary disease, and we’re prepared to provide both you and your family with practical and compassionate support.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is available at both the Morton Plant Hospital campus in Clearwater and at the Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building in Safety Harbor.
The more knowledgeable you are about your health, the better able you will be to manage your condition and enjoy daily activities. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program offers educational sessions that cover a wide variety of topics: from lung function, proper nutrition and stress management to respiratory medications and equipment including oxygen delivery devices.
We can teach you breathing retraining and pain control techniques, how to use MDI medication with a spacer, or how to conserve your energy and simplify daily activities.
Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to feel less anxious about your condition and more in control of your life.