Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Support Groups

You can live well with COPD!

Pulmonary rehabilitation teaches people living with COPD how to breathe easier, increase strength and build endurance. When COPD is properly managed, people living with COPD do not have to avoid certain activities because they are afraid of getting short of breath.

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs vary, but most comprehensive programs include exercise training, nutrition counseling and COPD education. All stages of COPD can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. If you have COPD, ask your health care provider for a referral to a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Support from family, friends and members of a pulmonary rehabilitation support group can help you feel positive and remain active in managing your COPD.

Click here to download a PDF of groups throughout Illinois.