Patients come to us so they can breathe easier and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Our outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center helps patients with chronic breathing problems to more effectively manage their pulmonary conditions. If you are recovering from lung surgery or suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, and various other lung conditions you can benefit from our help.
St. Margaret’s Center for Pulmonary Rehab
Upon your physician referral you may schedule an appointment where:
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a process that requires dedication, but our therapy team will be there to help you with every breath along the way. This therapy can improve your health, quality of life and lung function while potentially cutting down on the need for hospital and doctor visits. We’ll work with you to make every breath easier!
Our therapists will guide you through a warm-up before moving into upper- and lower-body exercises that help build your lung strength and physical stamina. You’ll be monitored closely during each activity and have periods of rest.
Patient education is an important part of your time in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. Your therapist will work with you to teach you about other aspects that can help with your respiratory condition, including changes in your diet, breathing techniques, medications and more.
You’ll be working to improve your respiratory condition alongside other patients who have health concerns just like yours. This gives you an opportunity to give and receive support from people who are going through the same thing you are. Many of our patients tell us that this is their favorite part of the therapy process!
Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.
Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.
There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required. Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.