Pulmonary rehab available at JRMCJamestown Regional Medical Center has added a new service, pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation allows patients to make the most of limited lung function.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center has added a new service, pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation allows patients to make the most of limited lung function.
“Pulmonary rehab aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability and increase participation in physical and social activities while improving the overall quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory disease,” said Emily Kjelland, JRMC registered clinical exercise physiologist and cardiopulmonary rehab manager.
This new service is designed for adults who are increasingly limited in their everyday activities due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis and other lung conditions. Pulmonary rehab can improve patients’ ability to function and increase their quality of life. Pulmonary rehab can: reduce and control breathing difficulties, increase functionality for daily activity, reduce dependence on medical resources and much more.
A signed referral from a doctor is required for participation in the pulmonary rehab program at JRMC. The referral and other information regarding the patient’s physical condition links the pulmonary rehab team to the patient’s physician, allowing them to work together to provide the best possible care. For more information, call 952-4839.