The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Mercyhealth is designed for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis. It is also designed for non-obstructive lung disease such as interstitial and neuromuscular disease, and trauma from acute lung injury or thoracic surgery.
Individuals afflicted with these conditions may have shortness of breath, experience limited daily activities, panic attacks and frequent hospital stays. Mercyhealth’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can improve functional capacity and limitations through a tailored program of education and exercise training.
Rehabilitation Phase I is inpatient. Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II is designed for people who have a chronic respiratory impairment, such as:
Pulmonary rehabilitation encourages activity, exercise and education to optimize lung health in an effort to return the participant to his or her highest functional capacity. This AACVRP-certified program can improve functional capacity and limitations through a tailored program of education and exercise training.
Education classes include topics that teach participants about:
The Mercyhealth Phase 2 Program is for those who need assistance, monitoring, and education to cope with their chronic lung disease or those who are recommended by their physician to improve their shortness of breath and endurance.
You can benefit from this program if you have:
Among the benefits of this program are:
Length of program
The program consists of three visits per week, up to 12 weeks. Classes are offered in the morning or afternoon. Our team is comprised of specialists, including a pulmonary physician, respiratory therapists, dietitian, and exercise specialists. Together, we work on a care plan that fits your needs for both the short term and long term.
Participation requirements for Phase 2
The Mercyhealth Fitness for Life Program is for those who are self-motivated and want to exercise independently in a facility with specialists available.
Our goal is to provide a safe exercise environment and to help you feel better and be more active.
The Bronchoscopy Lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory designed specifically for patients who need diagnostic testing as well as a new asthma treatment, bronchial thermoplasty.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is available in Janesville, Lake Geneva, Harvard and Rockford.
1001 Grant St.
Harvard, IL 60033
1010 N. Washington St.
Janesville, Wisconsin 53548
2300 N. Rockton Ave. (inside Physical Therapy)
Rockford, IL 61103
Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Rd. 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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