Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Pulmonary-Rehab-pic2-wCardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center are designed to provide comprehensive care to individuals who have recently experienced a cardiac event or who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases. Phase I is inpatient treatment. Phase II and III are outpatient programs. Our goals are to help patients control and alleviate symptoms, optimize functional capacity, and improve quality of life.

We are located on the Ground Floor at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion, located at 102 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. You will find easy parking, easy access to the building and a bright cheerful space for your rehab exercise and counseling. Our team consists of specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, working under physician guidance. Our medically supervised team works with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your needs. We are doing all we can to make your rehabilitation safe and effective. At program you will find caring, helpful a workable and personalized exercise program and a healthy environment that will get you back on the road to better health.

PHASE II

Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is individualized to meet your personal needs and to help you achieve your goals of physical reconditioning and educational needs. Prior to beginning the program, a respiratory care practitioner will initially meet with you to discuss your goals and needs. Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other chronic lung conditions that have caused them to become more isolated and physically inactive. Pulmonary Rehab is designed to assist you in controlling and alleviating symptoms, optimize functional capacity, and improve quality of life. Our education program covers a wide range of topics designed to help you fully understand your disease and to teach you how to manage your lung disease at home. Our goal at the completion of this program is to help you to become as independent as possible.

Pulmonary Exercise Training:
Our exercise classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Exercise training encompasses endurance training, strength training, and possibly respiratory muscle training. Our initial evaluation will help us determine a program that meets and adapts to your individual needs.

Pulmonary Education

Education is an important component to promoting cardiovascular health.  Educational sessions are designed to help you and your family members learn about your lung disease and teach self-management skills. 

Classes include:

  • Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology and the process leading to lung disease.
  • Respiratory Medications and the proper technique/use for using your inhalers and oxygen.
  • Energy Conservation and Breathing Techniques.
  • Preventing lung infections and staying healthy
  • Relaxation/Stress Management
  • Motivation & Setting Goals
  • Exercise Guidelines
  • Proper Nutrition

Creating an understanding of chronic lung disease management is a key component of this program. By improving your strength through exercise, everyday activities become a little easier to do.

How do I get started with Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Our staff is happy to assist you in enrolling in the program. Your Pulmonologist or Primary Care Provider will need to send a referral. Our program is covered by most insurance programs for specific conditions with a referral form from a qualified medical provider. Please talk to your provider or call the St. Mary's CardioPulmonary Rehabilitaton at 207-755-3000 to find out how you can join us!

Cardiac Rehabilitation:
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide comprehensive care to individuals who have recently experienced a cardiac event or require cardiac risk factor modification. A program of exercise, education and counseling is designed by our team of health care professionals to meet your specific needs and goals for promoting cardiovascular health.

Your physician may refer you to the program if your history includes:

~ Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
~ Angina (chest discomfort)
~ Heart bypass, valve surgery, or transplantation
~ Angioplasty/Stent
~ Risk factor modification
~ Heart failure

Cardiac Exercise Training:
Our exercise classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for eight to twelve weeks. During each exercise session participants of this program will wear a cardiac monitor, which allows the clinicians to assess your heart rate and rhythm through ECG monitoring. Exercise training will include stretching, aerobic, and strength training exercises. Weekly educational classes are also offered. Our initial evaluation will help us determine a program that meets and adapts to your individual needs.

Cardiac Education:
Education is an important component to promoting cardiovascular health. These sessions help you and your family members learn about healthy lifestyle habits. Group sessions as well as individual counseling are available to address these important aspects:

~ Nutrition and Weight Control
~ Relaxation & Stress Management
~ Exercise Guidelines
~ Medication & Risk Factor Modification
~ Motivation & Setting Goals
~ Anatomy and Physiology of Heart
~ Smoking Cessation

How do I get started with Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Your Cardiologist or Primary Care Provider will need to send a referral. Our program is covered by most insurance programs for specific conditions with a referral form from a qualified medical provider. Please talk to your provider or call the St. Mary's CardioPulmonary Rehabilitaton at 207-755-3000 to find out how you can join us!

Phase III

Cardiac and Pulmonary Health & Wellness
This program is designed for participants who want to continue with cardiovascular exercises upon completion of Phase II Exercise Training. Participants from both our Cardiac and Pulmonary Classes are welcome to join. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program includes regular monitoring by our Cardiopulmonary Clinical Staff.

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St. Mary's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - AACVPR

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Lewiston, ME 04240
207-755-3000

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