Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehab can help you breathe easier after lung or cardiac surgery or disease. A referral from your doctor is required.

Our Pulmonary rehabilitation program will teach you how to conserve and use energy wisely as you perform your daily activities. Learn to live life to the fullest—without worrying about your breathing issues or being sidelined by them. Pulmonary rehab improves breathlessness.
Is pulmonary rehabilitation right for you?

Nuvance Health® takes a comprehensive approach to pulmonary rehabilitation. Our outpatient services help improve breathing troubles by combining rehabilitation, prevention and education. You may be a candidate if you’ve experienced or are being treated for:

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant
  • Pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis

Accessing pulmonary rehabilitation

Physicians perform evaluations for eligibility to the rehabilitation program. You’ll receive a personalized plan to help get your breath back. We develop an exercise program based on your ability and health needs—and we’ll monitor your progress throughout the program.

We also provide informative sessions on nutrition, exercise guidelines, stress, smoking cessation, medication management and the proper use of respiratory equipment.  With every improved breath, your overall health improves.

The program aims to:

  • Improve your activities of daily living
  • Develop a greater sense of well-being and confidence
  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase your understanding of pulmonary disease and medications
  • Decrease your risk of hospital readmission

Smoking cessation program

Nuvance Health offers a smoking cessation program at Norwalk Hospital and The Heart Center.  This program provides education and support throughout the quitting process. In CT, call (203) 855-3563 and in NY, call (845) 473-1188 for more information.