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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Overview)

When someone needs to improve their lung function due to disease or genetics, rehabilitation is the care and treatment to improve lung function. Examples of exercise would be breathing control, rib expansion, effective cough, and endurance training.


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What is pulmonary rehabilitation?

What is pulmonary rehabilitation?

Program: It's a program for persons with pulmonary disease & their families which aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical & social activities, & improve their overall quality of life. These goals are achieved through patient & family education, exercise training, psychosocial & behavioral intervention, & outcome assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Overview)

When someone needs to improve their lung function due to disease or genetics, rehabilitation is the care and treatment to improve lung function. Examples of exercise would be breathing control, rib expansion, effective cough, and endurance training.


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Whats pulmonary rehabilitation.?

Exercise education: Shortness of breath is traditionally thought to be due to conditions of heart , lung and more commonly muscle deconditioning . Training the muscle to improve its function as well as adding new muscle vastly improves the symptoms in chronic lung disease. Infact it is one of the most consistent interventions that improves the symptoms in chronic lung disease , especially copd. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary rehabilitation?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary rehabilitation?

Care of Lung Disease: When someone needs to improve their lung function due to disease or genetics, rehabilitation is the care and treatment to improve lung function. Examples of exercise would be breathing control, rib expansion, effective cough, and endurance training. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

It may: The data on longevity are weaker than the data supporting increased quality of life, fewer hospitalizations, and overall happiness. ...Read more

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What is a respiratory rehabilitation center?

A vital center: Where patients with pulmonary disease will participate in a rehabilitation program that will increase their exercise and daily living activities tolerance. They will teach things from coping strategies, appropriate exercises, breathing techniques and development of pulmonary health and prevention of progression of pulm disease. Best of luck and hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do you know if there are such things as rehabilitation centers for non-addicts?

Yes: Rehab had been used a lot to refer to addiction rehabilitation but rehab is much broader than that. Most centers do physical rehabilitation and treat all sorts of conditions affecting mobility and ability to take care of oneself. ...Read more

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How effective is rehabilitation for treating a stroke?

Sooner & more=better: In general, as much therapy as tolerated as soon as tolerated is best for anyone who's suffered from a stroke. If possible, inpatient rehabilitation is ideal, assuming that patient requires 2 or more rehab modalities eg physical & occupational and has endurance to actively participate 3hrs/d. If one or both don't apply, then push for outpt rehab. Lastly, home health PT/OT but that's only 1-2x/wk ...Read more

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What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

Physical therapy: Early physical therapy starting in the first 24 hrs after stroke, modalities are many should be discussed w/ pt specialist. In addition to secondary prevention of another stroke. ...Read more

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What's involved in rehabilitation for a sprain?

Motion , ice, agilit: It can vary based on the severity of the sprain. Typically, rehab involves range of motion (sprains tend to stiffen the affected joints), ice (to relieve swellilng), strengtheing of the joing and, in the case of leg or ankle sprain, agility and balancing work ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more