Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation can enhance your quality of life and strengthen the ability to cope with lung disease

Respiratory illness should not keep you from living a full and happy life. Research has shown that significant long-term benefits can be gained by continuing your recovery phase and enrolling in an outpatient exercise program. Almost anyone can benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation and no one is too old or too young to enroll. It is safe and can help:

  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Increase understanding of respiratory problems
  • Strengthen the ability to cope with lung disease and be more independent
  • Set realistic goals for life and meet them

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a 6 to 10 week program consisting of exercise therapy and education. You will be given a complete evaluation and assessment prior to enrollment. Your program is an individualized, carefully supervised combination of exercise and education, with regular progress notes sent to your doctor(s).

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is proud to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

Exercise Therapy Services

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Blood glucose monitoring (if applicable)
  • Heart rhythm monitoring (if applicable)

Education Session

Group classes cover topics of concern to you and your family members, such as breathing retraining, dietary guidelines, good nutrition, emotional aspects of lung disease, and guidelines for safe exercise. Instruction is also given to help you improve your daily living activities, methods of stress and relaxation management, and proper use of your medication and metered dose inhalers. Additional community programs and resources are available as needed.

A variety of class times are available. Please call 443-777-8430 for a current schedule.

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance plans cover pulmonary rehabilitation services. The staff at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center can help you determine whether you have this benefit.


Contact Information

To find a cardiopulmonary specialist or get more information about our program, please call 443-777-8430.

Awards and Recognitions

An American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified Program

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