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Logo of LaMesa Rehab - Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility
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Complete Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) will be performed regularly during your therapy to assess the effectiveness of your rehab program on your breathing mechanics and disease progression. These tests provide important information to assess your static lung volume, dynamic flow rates, diffusing capacity, arterial blood gasses and pulse oximetry. A comprehensive exercise test will also be administered to look at basic lung mechanics with cardiopulmonary exercise performance.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a medical specialty with practitioners trained in cardio-pulmonary medicine and critical care to work with patients suffering from shortness of breath due to pulmonary disease and Long Covid-19. Respiratory Therapists (RT) help diagnose, monitor and treat conditions that affect breathing difficulties in patients of all ages. 

At La Mesa Rehab, you will work closely with your Respiratory Therapist and Physical Therapist

to design a program to help your lungs function better.

These efforts will reduce your shortness of breath, increase your lungs’ vital capacity, and clear any secretions or mucus. Our program will help to improve your strength and balance for the activities of life you enjoy. You will use specialized equipment and learn to manage your breathing so that you can participate in everyday activities with better endurance.

You will experience a variety of
specialized equipment and techniques including:

  • Bubble Breathing

  • Incentive Spirometry

  • Nebulizing Treatments

  • Vest Therapy

  • Salt Chamber Therapy

  • Inhaler Training

  • Oxygen Therapy

  • Balloon Therapy

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • Postural Strengthening

Veterans at La Mesa Rehab with Dr. Tami Peavy
Standing with our Veterans at La Mesa Rehab

Contact us to learn more about how OMVR can help you at La Mesa Rehab