The program includes a thorough patient evaluation followed by monitored and supervised exercise training, education about pulmonary conditions, and behavior change. Assistance with smoking cessation is provided when needed. The program is designed to improve disease-related symptoms, improve quality of life, reduce hospitalizations, and promote adherence to healthy behaviors.
Common Conditions Treated Include:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Lung disease
- Lung transplant
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Restrictive lung diseases
Related Clinical Care
The University of Iowa Health Care Keep Moving Program is an independent exercise program for people who have completed the outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Participants exercise under the supervision of professional staff members. They also receive reinforcement of disease self-management, which was learned during participation in the outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
Particular emphasis is placed on the patient’s management of their symptoms, use of an action plan and participation in physical activity outside of the Keep Moving Program. Staff provides reinforcement and guidance to encourage patients to continue working toward long-term behavior changes.