Jennie Stuart Medical Center
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation involves working with patients to help improve the lives of those with breathing problems. The program focuses on exercise conditioning, strength training, breathing retraining, education, and emotional support for patients. The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation at Jennie Stuart is to improve each patient's quality of life by:
  • Controlling and lessening the symptoms and complications of breathing problems.
  • Increasing the level of independence and physical activity that patients enjoy.
  • Reducing the need for hospitalization, which will save the patient money and avoid the inconvenience of having to spend time in the hospital.
Multidisciplinary Services
  • Respiratory therapy portion of the program focuses on respiratory function, breathing re-training, and patient education.
  • Occupational therapy portion of the program focuses on activities of daily living, including easier ways of doing things.
  • Physical therapy portion of the program focuses on therapeutic exercises , gait training therapy, and increasing strength and endurance.
Conditions appropriate for pulmonary rehab services include:
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant/resection
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
Expected benefits
If you are a candidate for pulmonary rehab, you will mostly likely have a better quality of life once you complete treatments. You will be able to do more for yourself, which renews self-confidence and enables you to be more involved in daily activities. You will be able to breathe better, your strength and endurance will increase, and any anxiety or depression regarding your illness will decrease.
 
Our services are covered under many health plans, including the federal Medicare program.
 
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8-4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (270) 887-0817.
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320 W. 18th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Or P.O. Box 2400
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2400
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