Patient Testimonial

Outpatient Pulmonary Maintenance Program

Led by Kathy Kroll, certified therapeutic recreational therapist, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland’s Outpatient Pulmonary Maintenance Program supports a lifestyle change with consistence maintenance. When asked, “How has this program improved your life?” the patients say:

“I can play more golf!”

“I have more energy, muscle tone and have the ability to walk longer.”

“These visits get me away from home!”

“I can walk places that I wouldn't have before this program.”

The program encourages me that I can get going.

“This program has made me more sure of myself.”

“I have learned how to breathe to keep going.”

‘”My doctor and his staff have commented on my progress. I can leave my oxygen in the waiting room while I have my appointment.”

“We all support each other and I look forward to the socialization.”

“The class provides a safe environment.”

“I was the worst one in the class because I was used to just sitting. Now that I am on oxygen I can exercise and am strengthening my muscles.”

“I was on oxygen three to four hours a day. Now I am off it most of the day and I can do exercises without it.”

“I am improving my stamina.”

“I was so scared of the tread mill. Now I love it. I can do 20 minutes and have more self confidence.” 

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Our hospital provides care for those who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but not ready to return home. Treatment and care is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benefit from rehabilitation.

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