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Recovering the richness of an active lifestyle

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

A life-changing pulmonary event or chronic lung condition requires more than a single visit to your specialist. At Aspen Valley Hospital, we provide our patients with long-term pulmonary rehabilitation – a medically supervised progressive exercise and education program. Pulmonary rehabilitation treatment plans are individualized for each patient’s needs, offering thoughtful strategy and support to better manage chronic lung disease.

 

Why Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Aspen Valley Hospital is committed to helping pulmonary patients reclaim the richness of an active life. Those suffering from COPD, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis can rebuild strength, function and quality of life.

We have two convenient locations:

Aspen Valley Hospital

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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What We Offer

  • Exercise guidelines
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Education about the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and your lung disease
  • Energy-conserving techniques
  • Breathing strategies
  • Medication management
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Infection prevention and management
  • Guidelines for traveling with oxygen 

Who is Eligible for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Patients living with a variety of lung conditions are eligible. Those conditions include:

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic asthma
  • Idiopathic lung disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Post-COVID-19 dysfunction
  • Others, based on pulmonary function tests

How the Program Works

Patients work with our providers in customized sessions utilizing a variety of equipment such as treadmills and stationary bikes. We closely monitor heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels, and provide supplemental oxygen if necessary. 

Initial Steps of the Patient Journey

  1. Referral from your primary care physician or pulmonologist
  2. Pulmonary function test to confirm pulmonary impairment 
  3. Interview with one of our pulmonary rehabilitation specialists
  4. Receive an individualized treatment plan and monitor progress

Where You Can Receive Treatment

Pulmonary rehab is available at both our Aspen Valley Hospital campus as well as our After-Hours Medical Care clinic in Basalt. Both locations offer comprehensive exercise equipment and state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities.

Dr. Suresh Khilnani from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs sees patients in Aspen each month. For more information, call 970.298.5864.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Under the supervision of our medical director, our multidisciplinary team consists of RNs, exercise physiologists, registered respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and a licensed clinical social worker. Exercise sessions are led by staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and a physician is available at all times should an emergency arise.

Our extensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to address each patient’s lifestyle and goals, empowering long-term pulmonary health and a balanced life. Potential benefits include:

  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Increased ability to perform daily activities
  • Improved stamina and strength
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Better breathing mechanics
  • Better self-management of the disease process
  • Increased independence

Meet Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team