Center for Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Personalized Treatment for Lung Disorders in Peru, IL
Patients come to IVCH so they can breathe easier and enjoy a more active
lifestyle. Our outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center helps patients
with chronic breathing problems to more effectively manage their pulmonary
conditions. If you are recovering from lung surgery or suffering from
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma, chronic bronchitis,
and various other lung conditions you can benefit from our help.
What to Expect at IVCH’s Pulmonary Rehab Center
Upon your physician referral you may schedule an appointment where:
- You will meet with one of our respiratory therapists to discuss your health concerns.
- Our respiratory therapists will put you through a series of evaluations
to create a custom care plan that sets goals for your treatment.
- Most pulmonary rehab patients' programs last three hours a week for
four months. However, additional sessions can be scheduled based on your
- Your on-site care plan will include a combination of exercise, education,
and group support with other patients.
- You will also be expected to complete work at home that will continue your
progress outside of our clinic.
How IVCH’s Pulmonary Rehab Center Benefits You
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a process that requires dedication, but our
therapy team will be there to help you with every breath along the way.
This therapy can improve your health, quality of life and lung function
while potentially cutting down on the need for hospital and doctor visits.
We’ll work with you to make every breath easier!
Our therapists will guide you through a warm-up before moving into upper-
and lower-body exercises that help build your lung strength and physical
stamina. You’ll be monitored closely during each activity and have
periods of rest.
Patient education is an important part of your time in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Center. Your therapist will work with you to teach you about other aspects
that can help with your respiratory condition, including changes in your
diet, breathing techniques, medications and more.
You’ll be working to improve your respiratory condition alongside
other patients who have health concerns just like yours. This gives you
an opportunity to give and receive support from people who are going through
the same thing you are. Many of our patients tell us that this is their
favorite part of the therapy process!
The Pulmonary rehab center is located at 925 West St. on the lower level
of IVCH. Call us today at 815.780.3047 to learn how our Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Center can help you!