Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Shortness of Breath
If you or a loved one has symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), including difficulty with breathing, it is important to seek treatment now to prevent this condition from getting worse. Unfortunately, many people do not seek medical help because they don’t know that safe and effective treatment exists.
Rehabilitation Treatments can Help with COPD
A doctor may prescribe certain medicines for COPD. Diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes may also be recommended. Evergreen Health and Rehab can also use mild electrical stimulation applied to the arms, legs and body to help improve circulation, strength and movement for those with COPD.
Who should consider our program?
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following problems, you should consider our special COPD Treatment Program:
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Tightness in the chest
- Persistent cough
- Cough with mucus or phlegm
- Tired, run-down feeling
- Difficulty with physical activity
Enroll in our program today. By working together, we can help treat symptoms of COPD.
What can you expect in our program?
Diet, fluid intake and medications may be evaluated, as well as the ability to walk, turn, sit and stand. From there, a treatment program will be developed around the individual’s needs and goals with the help of their doctor.
Light exercise to build strength and endurance
Simple exercises guided by a therapist can be used to help increase strength and breathing capacity.
Mild electrical stimulation to improve strength
Gentle, comfortable electrical pulses can be used to improve strength – even when you or a loved one may feel too tired or weak to exercise independently.
Motorized cycling to improve movement, strength and endurance
A special motorized rehabilitation system called an Omnicycle® can help exercise the upper and lower body – even when you or a loved one may feel too tired or weak to exercise independently.