Providing COPD patients with resources, education and support

St. Charles Pulmonary Rehabilitation — also called pulmonary rehab — helps individuals with COPD manage their disease and improve their quality of life. We combine a range of disciplines to provide our patients with a broad base of education and support. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program also includes a gentle progression in the gym focused on reconditioning the body.

Who is eligible?

We serve individuals with COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, who meet specific guidelines.

Pulmonary rehab patients receive:

  • Help understanding and managing their disease process and enhanced communication with their health care providers.
  • Tools for reconditioning muscles to lower oxygen demand and increase endurance.
  • Education about the proper use of respiratory medications, airway clearance and breathing techniques that support a life of increased activity.

Our staff includes:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Exercise specialists
  • Dietitians
  • Senior Services