Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation has four major objectives:

  • Alleviate symptoms of respiratory impairment
  • Improve the patient’s quality of life
  • Reduce hospital readmissions
  • Maximize capabilities and independence

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program to help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other breathing disorders. This treatment approach is designed to maximize strength and endurance, teach techniques to manage shortness of breath, and increase independence. Main components of pulmonary rehabilitation include patient education, support, breathing techniques, and supervised exercise training— all personalized to the goals and capabilities of each patient. Rehabilitation gives patients with breathing disorders the ability to control their symptoms and live more comfortably with their lung disease.

What Are The Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Reduces shortness of breath with activity

Improves energy levels and rebuilds strength

Reduces the number of hospital readmissions

Decreases anxiety caused by breathing disorders

Maximizes independence and functional capability

Improves quality of life and condition management

Advantage Therapy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

  • Therapists of multiple disciplines including Respiratory, Physical, and Occupational therapies will work with the patient and our medical directors to form a treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs and goals.
  • Patients will also periodically meet with a Social Worker who coordinates the program, educates patients on condition management techniques and provides helpful resources for counseling and increasing independence.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

The exact length is different for each patient. For maximum benefit, you should attend 3 days a week and will be discharged when all of your goals are met.

This typically takes 12 weeks, but may be longer. Our therapists and office staff will work with your physical capabilities and availability to adjust the schedule when needed.

Yes. If you have been prescribed supplemental oxygen, bring it to your appointments.

We will then transfer you to our tanks when you arrive to ensure you have enough oxygen to exercise.

Rehabilitation is prescribed by a physician who has determined it would be beneficial for your condition. Each patient is evaluated and given their own goals and exercise plan based on their own individual capabilities.

Your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels will be monitored during your supervised exercise session. If you feel the exercise is too intense or becomes too easy, your therapist will adjust it accordingly. If you have concerns, we recommend addressing them with your therapists and physicians.

We accept all major insurance plans. The out of pocket cost depends on your specific plan and is verified before you come in for treatment.

We also have a payment plan and work with every patient who has financial difficulties. We never want a patient’s financial responsibility to be an obstacle.

No. However, our Social Worker can assist in locating public transportation options.

Call 856-424-2000 or submit an appointment request below!

We will request the script from your physician (primary care, pulmonologist, or cardiologist). If they need to see you before writing a script, we will let you know!

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5/5

“Very professional, friendly atmosphere. I look forward to therapy days not only for the workout but also the education. My breathing is better and I feel much stronger”

5/5

“I have recently been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). My doctor recommended therapy to improve my breath function and to deal with the aches and pains of a man in his late sixties. I needed to find a therapy program in the Southern New Jersey area. I am now stronger in ways that make breathing easier. Their guidance has led to life-style changes that have improved my overall health. I am very pleased that I chose Advantage Therapy. I think you will be pleased, also.”

5/5

“The program has helped me control my asthma and increased my ability to do much more. While the entire staff is amazing, my therapists do a great job and show personal attention that really helps.”