Personalized Care and Support

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

At Bristol Health, our pulmonary rehabilitation team can help you achieve better lung function and health when facing chronic conditions.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to fit your health, current level of fitness and needs. They include education, supervised exercise and support to help you reach the highest level of physical, social and emotional well-being possible for you. Our caring, multidisciplinary teams help you reduce risk factors for future health problems while guiding you back to a healthy lifestyle full of activities you love.

Conditions We Treat

Pulmonary rehabilitation is often used in people with chronic lung conditions to improve their quality of life and reduce risk for hospitalization, though it will not cure these conditions. Your doctor may recommend pulmonary rehabilitation if you have:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic disease that can make it hard to breathe due to inflammation and other problems in the lungs
  • Emphysema, a type of COPD where parts of the lungs have been destroyed by the effects of tobacco smoke
  • Pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which lung tissue is scarred or damaged and becomes stiff
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition where the lungs are often inflamed, narrowed and full of mucus
  • Asthma, a type of COPD where airways become swollen and narrowed or blocked with mucus
  • Neuromuscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, that affect your ability to use your lung muscles and breathe deeply
  • Surgery for lung cancer to remove parts of the lung
  • A lung transplant

Our Center

The Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center has met strict standards of practice and been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Certified and Knowledgeable Staff

At Bristol Health, all of our pulmonologists and cardiologists are board certified and fellowship trained in their specialties. They have the education and experience you need for better health. In addition, our registered nurses are all certified in advanced cardiac life support and have special expertise in telemetry monitoring so you can feel safe as you exercise and receive care.

Convenient Care. Family Atmosphere.

We strive to make improving your health as easy as possible with accessible, convenient treatment. That’s why we offer extended early morning and evening hours. You’ll be able to participate in rehabilitation care while still completing your daily activities.
Your pulmonary team is here to support you as you make strides toward better health. We help you through challenges and celebrate your successes. We treat every patient as family and even host an annual holiday party to recognize the hard work of all our patients.

Our Location

  1. Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center

    41 Brewster Road

    Bristol, CT 06010

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