Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

At Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) in Lakewood, the Department of Respiratory Care offers Pulmonary Rehabilitation for those with respiratory-related disease. If you are experiencing shortness of breath due to a pulmonary condition, you truly need the expertise and knowledge that only a highly-trained, certified respiratory therapist can provide. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps people with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome the physical limitations resulting from their disease.

Candidates for the program include patients recovering from an acute episode, people with lung disorders who need conditioning in preparation for surgery, and anyone whose activities are limited by chronic lung disease and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one are on oxygen or are suffering from shortness of breath due to any of the below conditions, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at MMCSC can help.

Medical Conditions

  • Asthma

  • Asthmatic Bronchitis

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • COPD

  • Emphysema

  • Kyphoscoliosis

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Sarcoidosis

Each patient’s pulmonary rehabilitation program begins with a comprehensive pulmonary evaluation by a nationally board-certified respiratory therapist trained in pulmonary rehabilitation. Through a carefully planned and individualized program of supervised physical conditioning, exercise, and educational and nutritional counseling, physical capacity is increased and the patient is empowered to overcome their shortness of breath. The respiratory therapists work with each patient twice per week throughout the length of the program. In addition to exercise and education, every visit includes monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure, respiratory and heart rates, as well as lung assessment. Each patient’s progress is constantly being closely monitored and recorded so that it can be shared with the referring physician.

For more information about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, call 732.886.4849.

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