COPD / Pulmonary Rehab

Therapy for COPD

Our outpatient rehabilitation program includes therapies designed specifically to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our therapists evaluate and treat each patient on a one-on-one basis in order to help them reach their optimal level of function.

Benefits of Outpatient Physical Therapy for COPD Patients:

  • Improves recovery after hospitalization for an exacerbation
  • Reduces the anxiety and depression associated with COPD
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves strength and endurance
  • Reduces symptoms of dyspnea and fatigue
  • Decreases the risk of re-hospitalization

Our Specialized Treatments Include:

  • Monitoring for signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation
  • Exercise protocols specific for COPD patients
  • Supplemental O2 management
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Energy conservation
  • Return to work strategies
  • Breathing exercises/calming techniques
  • Wellness transition/community reintegration
  • Mobilization techniques

If you have been diagnosed with COPD, Physical Therapy is often covered by insurance.

If you have been diagnosed with COPD, COPD rehab is likely covered by your insurance. Talk to your physician about starting a program at the hospital. Once you have an order for Physical Therapy, call 225.258.5934 to schedule an appointment.
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