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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

If you live with lung disease, rely on support from Wayne UNC Health Care. Improve your quality of life with help of our American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certified professionals.

Why Choose Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Take an active role to reduce and control your lung disease symptoms with pulmonary rehabilitation at Wayne UNC. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you:

  • Decrease shortness of breath
  • Spend less time in the hospital
  • Increase independence
  • Improve day-to-day stair-climbing, walking, and lifting

Who Benefits from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Ask your doctor about pulmonary rehabilitation if you’re affected by:

Requirements for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

If you’re a smoker, you must quit smoking or enroll in a smoking cessation program before beginning pulmonary rehabilitation.

Your Tailored Care Plan

Take part in a rehabilitation program personalized to your needs. You and a pulmonary rehabilitation specialist will work together to create a care plan that works best for you. Your plan may include:

  • Anxiety reduction/stress management techniques
  • Breathing retraining techniques
  • Exercise conditioning and strength training
  • Medication education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Social work consultation

What to Expect

Before beginning the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, you must have Physician Referral. Our team will then enroll you in an orientation to discuss specific program requirements.

Lung Disease Support

Attend the Better Breathers Club, a free lung disease support group at Wayne UNC.

Get a Referral

Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to take part in the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Wayne UNC Health Care.