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Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Rehab - Orange City Area Health Care System, Orange City, Iowa

Do you suffer from a chronic lung disorder like emphysema or asthma? Or do you find yourself increasingly short of breath? If so, ask your doctor how our pulmonary rehabilitation program can help!

Pulmonary rehab is a two-month program involving education regarding your lungs and medications, breathing techniques, and exercises designed to help improve your quality of life. Our registered respiratory therapists can work with you to improve your lung capacity and discover the triggers that might affect your breathing. When needed, they will gather others on our “team” like physical therapists, dieticians, and pharmacists to give you a holistic and long-term approach to living a more active life. Following the program, you will have access to the exercise equipment in our cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation room for a lifetime of fitness and better breathing.

Pulmonary rehab is used with medical therapy and may include:

Exercise training
Nutritional counseling
Education on your lung disease or condition and how to manage it
Energy-conserving techniques
Breathing strategies
Psychological counseling and/or group support

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.



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