For patients with breathing disorders, the fear of being short of breath can be overwhelming. This fear can hold you back from experiencing the best quality of life that you can, leading to poor physical conditioning and disability. This cycle of disability is very difficult to break, but your decision and commitment to develop a healthier and more active lifestyle is the first step to an improved quality of life.

University of Utah Health's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients suffering from pulmonary disorders manage their conditions and improve their quality of life. Our program takes a collaborative team approach, with specialists in the area of medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, and respiratory therapy, working together to develop individualized treatment plans to help patients achieve their goals.

Improve Your Well Being

There are a number of techniques that can help you improve your physical and emotional well-being. While physical reconditioning is a vital component of the program, we can also help you learn these self-management skills as well:

  • Energy conservation
  • Better breathing methods
  • Use of medications
  • Pacing
  • Establishing a home exercise program
  • Relaxation techniques

Together these elements are intended to improve your physical and emotional well-being.

Contact Us

Phone: 801-585-1015
Fax: 801-585-5350

8 am–5 pm, Mon–Fri

Richard E. Kanner, MD

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

Dr. Kanner has retired from clinical practice and is no longer seeing patients outside the research setting.... Read More

University of Utah Hospital

50 North Medical Drive Rm 4325
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

    Keywords: COPD, Obesity, Weight, Exercise, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Overweight
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