The Penn State Health Approach to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Penn State Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a 24- to 36-week medically supervised program to help you improve your pulmonary health related to chronic pulmonary disease. According to the American Lung Association, pulmonary rehabilitation programs reduce symptom severity, improve lung function and improve quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation may also decrease the need for trips to the hospital.

Our program focuses on exercise, nutrition, education, breathing and oxygen management, and emotional health support. Our experts will create a personal treatment plan to help you control and reduce your shortness of breath and help you more comfortably engage in your daily activities.

Conditions Pulmonary Rehabilitation Helps

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program may benefit those living with a chronic lung disease, including: 

  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Post-COVID-19 syndrome
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

What Pulmonary Rehab Includes

A pulmonary rehabilitation program will help you manage different aspects of your disease and will cover: 

  • Breathing techniques
  • Disease management 
  • Home exercises
  • Medication
  • Nutrition 
  • Oxygen use
  • Symptom management and assessment 

Why Choose Penn State Health for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Penn State Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to help people start the road back to a full and satisfying life.

At your first appointment, our team will perform a pulmonary evaluation to better understand your condition. While the program length may vary depending on each person’s unique needs, most plans include two one-hour sessions per week. 

During pulmonary rehabilitation, you will participate in a supervised exercise class while our staff monitors your oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure. We will also set up a home exercise program for you to continue working to improve your muscle strength and physical endurance, which will improve your lung function. 

Our Convenient Locations

Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center
503 N. 21st St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Penn State Health West Campus Health and Wellness Center
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
10 Conference Drive 
Hershey, PA 17033

Penn State Health Medical Group - Spring Ridge Cardiac Rehabilitation
2605 Keiser Boulevard
Upper Level
Wyomissing, PA 19610

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