Pulmonary Rehabilitation | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Learning to Live Well, One Breath at a Time

Even though you have breathing problems, you have a lot of living to do—playing with the grandkids, shopping, traveling and more.

With the help of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program of Torrance Memorial, you can learn to breathe better. Whether you've been on supplementary oxygen for a while or you've recently been diagnosed with lung disease, our outpatient program will provide:

  • Training to help you manage your pulmonary health
  • A commitment to helping you feel your best and live life more fully
  • An experience and caring team to guide you
  • A personalized home program to keep you active

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

With our help, you don't have to be confined to home or miss out on the pleasure of daily activities. You are a good candidate for our program if you are living with:

  • Asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis
  • Occupational or environmental lung diseases
  • The need for therapy die to a lung transplant, lung reduction and/or lung resection surgery

Improve Your Breathing

You'll learn many ways to improve your breathing, such as:

  • Breathing retraining
  • Airway clearance techniques
  • General muscle strengthening
  • Physical conditioning
  • Respiratory muscle conditioning
  • Using oxygen and aerosol equipment
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Relaxation training
  • Improving you independence and self-reliance
  • Energy conservation and work simplification training
  • Education on nutrition and medications
  • Managing you breathing while traveling

A Personal Approach to Better Breathing

To make sure you receive the best possible care, a team of pulmonary experts will treat you, including:

  • Your attending physician
  • An experience pulmonary rehabilitation therapist (respiratory care practitioner)
  • Physical and occupation therapist
  • A pharmacist
  • A dietitian

Working together, this team will design a personalized program for you education and therapy. You will:

  • Enjoy a personalized program based on your exercise tolerance, laboratory tests and the goals you wish to achieve
  • Receive continual assessment of you progress
  • Leave with a follow-up program designed to help you maintain your progress at home
  • Be able to use our exercise equipment after you complete the program (for a small fee)

A Schedule That Fits In With Your Life

We've designed our program to be convenient and accessible. For your comfort, a family member or friend is welcome to come with you at no additional cost. Our comprehensive, eight-week program meets for two hours twice a week in the Rehabilitation suite on the third floor the Torrance Memorial Specialty Center. It includes exercise sessions, lectures and videotape demonstrations.

For More Information

You can improve your breathing, your life and you expectations for the future with help from the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program of Torrance. It's easy to begin, just:

  • Make your person commitment to better pulmonary health
  • Obtain a prescription from your physician
  • Call 310-784-4885

Contact the Rehabilitation Department


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