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Our services are available in a facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment at St. Mary's Auburn Campus at 15 Gracelawn. 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 know that your quality of life can be affected by your lung disease. That is why we are doing all we can to make your rehabilitation safe and effective. At St. Mary's Pulmonary Rehab program you will find caring, helpful staff, a workable and personalized exercise program and a healthy environment that will get you back on the road to better health.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Phase II
The twelve week 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.
Exercise Training - Phase II
Our exercise classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for twelve weeks. 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 - Phase II
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.
- 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.
Knowledge is power. The more you learn about your disease the more active role you can take in your own care. Small group sessions allow people to share experiences and learn in a comfortable and caring setting.
How do I get started?
The earlier you take charge of your health, the sooner you can see improvements in your daily life. Our staff is happy to assist you in enrolling in the program. Your pulmonologist or primary care physician 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 Pulmonary Rehab at 207-753-3259 to find out how you can join us!
Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Phase III
This program is designed for participants who want to continue with cardiovascular exercises upon completion of Phase II exercise training. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. this program includes regular monitoring by the pulmonary rehab staff.
Phase III program is not covered by medical insurance program. Your out of pocket expense is $28 per month.
St. Mary's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - AACVPR.
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