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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Infirmary Health provides an Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at two convenient locations in Mobile, Mobile Infirmary and Thomas Hospital. The program consists of exercise and education for patients who are dealing with chronic lung diseases. Participation in the program will help you get on the road to better lung health.

Beginning the Program

Exercise therapy improves the strength and efficiency of your muscles and circulatory system which emphasizes walking performance while lowering shortness of breath. In addition, beneficial efforts on walking performance and shortness of breath usually occur.

Participation in the program begins with a referral from your physician. A member of our team will follow up with you and begin the enrollment process as directed by your doctor. An initial evaluation and orientation will be scheduled. Your exercise plan depends on your physical condition. The staff evaluates and progresses your activity on an individual basis.


Exercise sessions are held two times per week. During your sessions, staff members will observe your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and overall response to exercise. Exercise space includes a variety of exercise equipment and an indoor walking track. The program is tailored to meet your personal needs.


The education sessions are designed to provide participants with valuable information on the following topics:

  • Lung disease
  • Breathing retraining
  • Medications
  • Healthy living
  • Airway management
  • Smoking cessation


Medicare and many other insurance companies offer coverage for pulmonary rehabilitation. You may contact your provider for coverage information.

Maintenance Program

The maintenance program enables you to ease slowly into more independent exercise by providing the support you need to safely advance your exercise program. The maintenance program offers flexible attendance times. An adult family member or support person may exercise with you as a Breathing Buddy for an additional fee. You may stay in the maintenance program indefinitely for a monthly fee. A physician referral is required.

Mobile Infirmary, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Phone: (251) 435-5157
Fax: (251) 435-5097

Thomas Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Phone: (251) 279-1697
Fax: (251) 928-8460

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