Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at the Center for Advanced Pulmonary Medicine at Christian Hospital provides medical therapy, breathing strategies, education and exercise training for patients with chronic lung disease.

For more information on our Lung Rehab Programs, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an outpatient rehab program to help patients manage their ongoing breathing problems including COPD, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Patients are taught how to manage their disease, breathing techniques, energy conservation and supervised exercise reconditioning.

The Breathease Program at Christian Hospital is customized based on the needs of the patient. Patients must obtain a physician referral to enter the program.

Patients with the following conditions can benefit from Pulmonary Rehab:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Interstitial lung disease: (sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Rheumatoid pulmonary disease

The Goals of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program include:

  • Healthier lifestyle
  • Stabilizing condition
  • Improve overall fitness of body, heart and lungs
  • Better understanding of medications and usage
  • Increased functionality
  • Decrease in future incidents

For more information on our Lung Rehab Program, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.