St. Jude Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Live and Breathe Better

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program combines therapeutic exercise, education, and nutrition counseling to help restore the health and quality of life ofthose with chronic lung conditions.

We are among the few programs to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), an honor that highlights our commitment to elevating quality of care and maximizing our patients’ physical and emotional well-being.

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is covered by most insurance plans and Medicare. A physician referral is required. For questions or to enroll, please call (714) 992-3000, ext. 2540.

Who We Can Help

Our comprehensive 6-8 week rehabilitation program is designed to improve the health and independence of those affected by:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic asthma
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung transplant preparation and recovery

The program meets weekly. Each session consists of one hour of monitored exercise in a group setting—individualized to meet your needs—to help you increase strength, build endurance and reduce your symptoms. Sessions also include education on topics such as medications, nutrition, relaxation, breathing techniques, how to do everyday tasks, and other strategies for living better. You’ll also learn how to cope with the emotional changes that often come with chronic pulmonary conditions, including depression, panic and anxiety.

At each session, you’ll be among others who have many of the same experiences, questions and feelings that you do, allowing the program to provide invaluable emotional support.

Our Expert Team

You’ll benefit from the expertise and experience of a multidisciplinary team committed to helping you live a healthier and more active life, now and long after the program has ended. We bring together a wide range of specialists, from board-certified pulmonologists and exercise physiologists, to respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and nutritionists—all who share the same goal: your well-being.

Your team will take a complete health history, learn about your current level of activity and personal challenges, and help you set goals for what is most important to you. Your individualized plan of care will be regularly reviewed by our pulmonologist and adjustments will be made to help you meet your goals and make gains in handling daily activities. Click here to meet our experts.

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