Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Pulmonary rehab is a comprehensive program of education and exercise to help individuals understand their pulmonary disease and learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Northside’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist with improving exercise tolerance and promote the development of healthy behaviors to improve an individual’s overall quality of life.

Helping Patients Manage Their Chronic Lung Disease:

AACVPR Certified Program
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pre/Post Lung Reduction Surgery & Transplant
  • Emphysema
  • Other Chronic Lung Diseases

Exercise Therapy

Our staff designs a suitable exercise program based on the results of the initial evaluation. Exercise improves your circulatory system’s use of oxygen, increases your endurance and results in more energy. The program uses several exercise options, including treadmill, stationary bicycle, arm ergometer, resistance training and stretching to improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Throughout the sessions, specially trained staff will supervise your progress, making adjustments to your exercise program as needed.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab

  • To manage symptoms of respiratory impairment
  • Decrease the occurrence of respiratory distress
  • Improve functional lung capacity
  • Provide education about pulmonary disease and treatment
  • Maintain independence in activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Improve respiration through breathing retraining
  • Provide a supportive environment for patients and their family
  • Provide a positive social outlet for patients to interact with others with similar circumstances
  • Improve self-image and self confidence


993-C Johnson Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341

1400 Northside Forsyth Dr.
Suite 170
Cumming, GA 30041

470 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Suite 355
Canton, GA 30115