The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at QualCare Therapy Center is designed for patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease (COPD, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Fibrosis and other conditions). The program combines education with therapeutic exercise and functional activities into a comprehensive 4 - 8 week program.
The goal of the program is to help the patient understand and cope with the disease and function more comfortably and independently at home.
Our goal is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to live better with COPD.
Upon your doctor’s referral you will be evaluated by the team of healthcare professionals that will assess your current level of functions and work with you to design an individualized program to meet your needs.
During the first session you will begin with an orientation to your program and a full evaluation. Thereafter you will participate in educational activities, a progressive exercise program and monitoring performed by our experienced Respiratory and/or Physical Therapists. Patient activities will take place individually (one-on-one) and others with a group of patients dealing with similar breathing problems. You will come to the program one, two or three days each week. Your visits will last approximately one hour and you will be given an exercise plan to continue at home at least 1-2 additional times per week. Your exercise program will begin at a level based on your ability.
It will start slowly and progress toward your goal each week. It will consist of aerobic conditioning activities such as paced walking or exercise bicycling and other exercises to improve your strength and endurance. Attention will be given to both upper and lower body muscle groups.
Educational lectures and activities will cover a wide range of topics designed to help you fully understand your disease and give you the information you need to improve function and feel better.
During the regular support groups you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and voice concerns with others dealing with similar challenges. Your progress will be continually monitored and adjustments made to your program based on your performance.
Social Services/Psychosocial Counseling
PT/OT (co-morbility) as part of program as needed
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Qualcare Therapy Center
Sleep Diagnostics of New Jersey
2333 Morris Ave Suite B-210
Union, NJ 07083
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