Pulmonary Rehabilitation services at North Country Hospital is a program that is designed to help people with chronic lung disease learn how to breathe easier and improve their quality of life.

The program offers:

  • Education
  • Breathing retraining
  • Physical exercise
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Proper respiratory medication use
  • Oxygen Therapy

Who benefits form pulmonary rehabilitation?

Anyone with respiratory illness including:

  • COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pre-and post-lung transplantation
  • Lung cancer and post lung cancer surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Other pulmonary conditions

What are the goals?

The goal is to achieve the highest possible level of independent functioning by helping patients to:

  • Reduce and gain control of symptoms
  • Increase activity through exercise training
  • Become more involved in activities of daily living
  • Experience less difficulty with breathing
  • Reduce the need for hospitalizations
  • Understand how to use medications and oxygen appropriately
  • Participate in social and recreational activities like our Better Breathers Group

North Country Pulmonology
189 Prouty drive
Newport, Vermont 05855

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