Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Having a lung or breathing condition can cause anxiety and make it hard to do the things you love. The CHA pulmonary rehab program helps people with chronic lung conditions breathe better. This includes adults with COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other conditions.

When you join our program, you get an entire support team. You receive a full health evaluation and a 12-week program of exercise and education, all designed to help you manage your breathing, stay healthier and be more active.

Your Care at its Best

You won't be alone

Pulmonary Rehabilitation uses a team approach. Our caring experts will support you and you'll work side-by-side with others who have similar lung problems. Your team will include a lung doctor (pulmonologist), respiratory therapist, exercise physiologist and other staff. This includes a registered dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and physical therapist. Together, they will educate, support and encourage you.

Customized to help you reach your goals

Breathing better takes time. You need to build up the ability to be more active and learn to cope with fear or anxiety that comes from being short of breath. Every patient has slightly different needs, so we'll work together to figure out the best approach for you.

During the 12-week program, you'll meet 2 days each week for about 2 hours each time. Each session begins with education on things that affect lung health, including nutrition, smoking, exercise, mood and breathing retraining. The second hour is for exercise. We have a full fitness room with treadmills, bikes and strength training equipment.

Some of the goals we'll help you work toward include:

  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Better mobility and ability to perform daily activities
  • Improved understanding of lung disease
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Better quality of life

Respiratory care in your language, in your neighborhood

All are welcome in the Respiratory Rehabilitation program at CHA, including patients whose first language is not English. We will provide interpretative services and translate documents if needed.

Common Conditions

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lung cancer


The Pulmonary rehab program is located at CHA Everett Hospital, on the main floor.

    Contact Us

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    CHA Everett Hospital 103 Garland Street Everett, MA 02149
    P: 617-394-7604 F: 617-381-7118