Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
We do more than improve your lung function. We help restore your spirit.
At Spaulding, we not only help our patients with lung disease achieve the highest possible level of function and independence, we help them and their loved ones find the strength they need to go about their daily lives with confidence.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients with:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Restrictive Lung Disease
- Neuromuscular Pulmonary Disease
- Other Forms of Lung Disease
Advanced Pulmonary Care to Help Patients Reach Their Goals
Working together, our physician-led rehabilitation team provides customized care based on each patient’s condition and needs, including psychological needs. Our goal is to help patients become as independent as possible, and to reduce their dependence on oxygen and other medications to allow them to enjoy the best quality of life. Living with chronic respiratory disease can be emotionally challenging for patients and their families. Our trained clinicians can help.
Our pulmonary program offers progressively intensive therapy, according to your tolerance and physical abilities. The process can be a difficult one, but our clinicians bring both expertise and compassion to their work, providing encouragement at every turn.
Family members are an essential part of the process too. We provide extensive education and support to help ensure that you and your family have the resources and knowledge you need both during your stay and after you’ve returned home.
Pulmonary teams across Spaulding participate in the Ventilator Weaning Program at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge. The program has helped free patients from ventilator dependence, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.
Leadership and Innovation
Living with chronic respiratory disease can be emotionally challenging for you and your family. Our trained clinicians can help. Our physician-led rehabilitation teams may include rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, rehabilitation aides, psychologists, social workers, and case managers. Working together, they provide customized care based on your condition and needs, including psychological needs.
Directed by Dr. Neil M. Shore of the North Shore Medical Center, the Spaulding Hospital North Shore Pulmonary Program provides patients with a full spectrum of on-site pulmonary services. In Cambridge, Dr. Jonathon Schwartz oversees patient care. Our physicians are affiliated with Boston’s top teaching hospitals, and our teams have ready access to the specialists and services of the entire Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and the Partners HealthCare System.