Pulmonary rehabilitation at Texas Health Harris
Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is designed to meet the
needs of people with chronic lung disease and their families.
Chronic lung disease can often cause a person to reduce daily
activity, which can lead to a further decline in health. The
primary objectives of the pulmonary rehabilitation program are
education and progressive exercise. With a physician's referral,
the pulmonary rehabilitation team can establish a personalized
program to meet specific needs and goals.
The program offers education and
progressive exercise sessions. Classes on proper use of
medications, nutrition, coughing techniques, smoking cessation,
disease management and energy conservation techniques are also
During the exercise portion of the program, a
registered respiratory therapist will monitor the participant's
heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and level of
shortness of breath (or dyspnea). Progress reports are also
provided to the individual's physician on a regular basis.
What Can I Expect?
During the first two weeks of the program, the participant will
meet with the pulmonary rehabilitation team in two-hour sessions
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here, an individual will learn about
the various pulmonary diseases and undergo initial exercise
testing to find the best, personalized exercise program.
Thereafter, sessions range from one to two hours and are held
three times per week.
Where Do I Go?
All pulmonary rehabilitation classes are held at
the hospital's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Suite
206. The center provides oxygen for participants as prescribed by physician.
Is This Program Covered By Insurance?
Medicare and most insurance companies will pay
for the components of pulmonary rehabilitation. Coverage amount
is dependent on the specific insurance company.
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