Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Having a lung or breathing condition can cause anxiety and make it hard to do the things you love. Pulmonary Rehab can help.

We support adults with chronic lung conditions like COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other conditions.

When you join our program, you get an entire team to help you manage your breathing, stay healthier and be more active.

Care at its Best

You won't be alone

Pulmonary Rehabilitation uses a team approach. You will be guided by breathing experts as you work side-by-side with others who have similar lung problems.

Your team includes a lung doctor (pulmonologist), respiratory therapist and other staff. Together, they will educate, support and encourage you.

Customized to help you reach your goals

Breathing better takes time. You need to build up the ability to be more active and learn to cope with fear or anxiety from being short of breath. Every patient has different needs, so we'll work together to figure out the best approach for you.

During the 12-week program, you'll meet 2 days a week for about 2 hours each time. Each session begins with education on things that affect lung health, including nutrition, smoking, exercise, mood and breathing retraining. We also have a full fitness room with treadmills, bikes and strength training equipment.

Some of the goals we'll help you work toward include:

  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Better mobility and ability to perform daily activities
  • Improved understanding of lung disease
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Better quality of life

All Are Welcome

We care for people from around the world, including patients whose first language is not English. We will provide interpreter services and translate documents if needed.

Common Conditions

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lung cancer


The Pulmonary Rehab program is located at CHA Everett Hospital, on the main floor.