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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Marshalltown)

1704 South Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Frequently Asked Questions

nullWho benefits from Pulmonary Rehab?

  • Patients with COPD or persistent asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Other conditions causing chronic respiratory impairment

What is Pulmonary Rehab?

A program of education and exercise classes geared specifically for the individual with lung disease.

How long are the classes?

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

How many participants are in each class?

Classes are small, which allows us to focus on individual participant goals. The maximum number of participants in an exercise class is six.

What can I expect to gain from this program?

Everyone will have their own individual goals, but some of the common goals are to:

  • Breathe easier
  • Be more active
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Experience decreased anxiety, depression or fear of activities that cause shortness of breath
  • Be able to travel with greater ease
  • Be more independent and self-reliant

How long will I have to wait to get started?

You should be able to start your program soon after we have everything we need from your physician.

How do I enroll?

We will need a referral from your physician, along with a brief medical history.

Is the program covered by my insurance?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is covered by most insurances. Our staff will assist you in determining your insurance benefit.