Clinical Specialties : Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary program designed for the treatment of chronic lung disease. Research has shown that programs targeted at addressing modifiable risk factors can help people feel better and live fuller lives with lung disease. The University of Miami Health System offers a comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to provide you with the support and education that can help you achieve these lifestyle modifications and goals. This 12 week program is geared towards increasing functional capacity, reducing symptoms and improving overall quality of life.

Services provided consist of:

• Patient Assessment
• Customized exercise program
• Nutritional counseling
• Weight management
• Education on management of pulmonary disease
• Stress Management
• Smoking Cessation

What conditions may benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

A physician may prescribe pulmonary rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including but not limited to:

• Asthma
• Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
• Bronchiectasis
• Bronchiolitis Obliterans
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Interstitial Lung Disease
• Sarcoidosis
• Pulmonary Fibrosis
• Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Rehabilitation team consists of:

• Medical Director
• Nurse Practitioner
• Physical Therapist
• Dietitian
• Respiratory Therapist
• Psychologist / Psychiatrist

Most insurance plans cover pulmonary rehabilitation for qualifying diagnoses and the program consists of outpatient visits up to twice per week for the duration of your program. We also offer a self-pay option for those without insurance coverage or for an extended program. Contact us: Our facility is conveniently located in the Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Gym on the first floor of the University of Miami Hospital, Room 1316. For additional information, feel free to call (305) 689-1141.