Pulmonary Conditioning for pulmonary patients is an 8-week program of structured and monitored physical conditioning and education designed to help participants with lung disease lead more active and enjoyable lives. Through exercise and education, participants can take control of their disease.

The Pulmonary Conditioning Program is staffed with licensed Physical and Respiratory Therapists to meet individual needs for pulmonary conditioning. 

We provide:

  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Individual Supervised Training
  • Monitoring of all Vital Signs
  • One Hour of Exercise
  • Educational Lectures
  • Small Class Size
  • Handicapped and Reserved Parking
  • Encouragement and Support

Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 weekds for a total of 16 sessions.  Each day begins with a class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and a second class from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Educational lectures are provided between classes from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and cover a variety of topics to include:

  • Breathing Techniques for Shortness of Breath
  • Pulmonary Medications
  • Proper Use of Inhalers
  • Home Oxygen
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • COPD
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Any Topic of Choice

Enrollment:  A physician referral is required for entry into this conditioning program.  Our staff can assist you in this process and answer any questions you may have, simply call (603)580-7921.


Pulmonary Maintenance Program

The Pulmonary Maintenance Program is a supervised exercise/education program targeting those with respiratory disease.   As an active participant in this fitness program, you will learn how to exercise safely and receive education regarding effective lifetime management of your respiratory disease. This is a medically directed program with sessions being provided by a registered nurse and exercise specialist.  Many individuals continue in this program upon completion of the Pulmonary Conditioning program.

Individuals may be referred directly by their physicians or self-referred (a referral will be sent to your health care provider by the program staff).  For more information, please call the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation/Wellness Services, 580-6149.

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