Chronic respiratory illness doesn’t have to slow you down. The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Springfield Hospital helps people with lung problems stay active and live fully.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a safe and effective way to help the participant feel better, grow stronger, reduce stress and improve the quality of daily living. A patient can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation if they have experienced any of the following:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Other pulmonary diseases
Working with You
The pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to reduce symptoms, increase activity and help patients make informed lifestyle choices to improve their health. Our dedicated rehabilitation staff members supervise each patient’s session — including monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac rhythm and oxygen saturation as needed.
The care team is comprised of registered nurses specializing in cardiac rehabilitation, registered respiratory therapists specializing in pulmonary rehabilitation, and physicians. Because we emphasize a collaborative approach, patients are encouraged to participate in improving their health and can expect to:
- Become physically stronger
- Quit smoking
- Improve nutrition
- Better understand their disease and treatment
- Improve breathing techniques
- Understand their risk for further health problems
- Increase participation in the activities of daily living
How does pulmonary rehabilitation work?
It has two major components: exercise training and education. Rehabilitation participants are closely supervised and monitored in individualized exercise sessions. Exercise training strengthens muscles, improves stamina and teaches the participant how to exercise safely with less breathing effort. Education provides information about lung conditions and ways to reduce the risk of future lung problems. Rehab participants learn how to cope with lung problems and face the future with confidence.
Pulmonary rehabilitation requires a referral from a physician. Talk to your physician to determine if you can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation services are covered by most insurance plans and by Medicare.
Better Breathers Club
Crozer Health Pulmonary Rehab and the American Lung Association invite you to the "Better Breathers Club," a support group for people with chronic lung disease (COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases. Each session offers patient-centered and community-based education and support. Families, friends and support people are invited to attend.
Pavilion I, Ground Floor
194 W. Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 328-8834
Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is located on the ground floor of Pavilion I at Springfield Hospital.
To learn more or request an appointment, please call (610) 328-8834.