Pulmonary Rehabiliation


Lodi Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services
At Vine Street and Fairmont Avenue
975 S. Fairmont Ave. map
Lodi, California 95240
Tel: 209.339.7445

Patients requiring assistance from their vehicles should use the yellow phone in the Outpatient Services parking lot area to call for staff assistance.

About our program

Nothing is more frightening than losing control over breathing.  As more and more people are diagnosed with lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation offers an alternative to life-limiting restrictions.  Pulmonary rehabilitation improves the ability to function, improves quality of life, decreases hospitalizations, and gives patients back control over their disease.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a six-week intensive, interdisciplinary program that includes medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, education about lung disease and how to manage it, energy conservation techniques, how to travel, breathing strategies and medication reviews.  Lodi Health provides a supportive environment that allows patients to meet others who have gone through the same journey. 

During the six-week exercise program, patients will attend three sessions per week, each lasting two hours.  Sessions include vital signs, group warm up, aerobic exercise, resistance training, weights, cool down stretching, and relaxation.  At the end of the exercise portion, an hour of education is provided.  These classes are all done in small classes, so that each person’s individual needs can be met.  Pulmonary rehabilitation requires a commitment from the patient to attend regularly.

Who can benefit

Men and women of all ages who have any diagnosis of lung disease.  The diagnoses of lung disease that all can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation can include:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

There are benefits for all to participate regardless of the severity of the disease.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance

After graduation, we provide an environment for patients to maintain their new fitness levels.  In order to participate, you must be a graduate of a pulmonary-rehabilitation program.  In these sessions, we encourage patients to be self sufficient and provide medical supervision of the patients making their own health decisions.  This program is two days per week, one hour per session.