Pulmonary rehabilitation at Valley is a 12-week outpatient program designed to help patients with respiratory conditions improve their quality of life.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is done in conjunction with a patient's medical treatment(s) and may include:

  • Exercise
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Education on your condition
  • Support

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Rheumatoid pulmonary disease
  • Collagen vascular lung disorders
  • Pre/post-thoracic surgery

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team

Valley’s comprehensive program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together to ensure patients have a customized plan throughout their 12 weeks of rehabilitation. The team includes:

  • Respiratory therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Educators

Getting Started

Every patient enrolled in our program is given a free medical evaluation by the program’s Medical Director. The pulmonary rehabilitation program is covered by Medicare for COPD, and generally for the conditions listed above.