Bethesda Heart Hospital

Bethesda Heart Hospital

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is available to all patients with disruptions in function associated with shortness of breath and diseases of the lung. Research has substantially documented the benefits of an exercise program for pulmonary patients.

The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation include:

  • Decreased symptoms
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased utilization of medical services
  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Enhanced independence in daily living activities

Licensed therapists work with you to meet your individual needs. The program involves a series of one-hour sessions that include exercise and will assist you by:


Improving your understanding of:

  • The basics of lung disease
  • Types of treatment
  • Medical tests used for diagnosis


Increasing activity tolerance and enhancing quality of life through:

  • Breathing techniques to help control and relieve breathlessness, panic and slowing respiratory rate
  • Bronchial hygiene to ensure optimal air flow


Providing tools necessary to adapt to limitations and improve performance of self-care activities. These may include:

  • Energy conservation
  • Simplifying work tasks
  • Relaxation and pacing techniques
  • Adaptive equipment


Commonly referred diagnoses include:

  • Emphysema
  • Infections of the lung
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary problems due to radiation

Our team of rehabilitation professionals is committed to successfully meeting your goals and helping you improve your quality of life. We will keep you informed about the latest advances in pulmonary rehabilitation as they develop.

For more information, contact Bethesda Pulmonary Rehabilitation at 561.374.5469. Bethesda Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located at Bethesda Health City, 10301 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437.