Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Swedish Covenant Hospital's outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program combines monitored exercise, education and breathing retraining into a comprehensive program centered at the Galter LifeCenter, Chicago's premier medically based fitness center.


For people suffering from lung disease, life becomes increasingly difficult due to fatigue and shortness of breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation can increase your strength, endurance, functioning and independence, as well as dramatically improve your quality of life.

At Swedish Covenant Hospital, the pulmonary rehabilitation team will work with you to get you back on the path to good health. The staff includes exercise physiologists, nurses, a dietitian and a health psychologist if needed. The team will create a comprehensive plan, customized just for you, uncluding:
• Education
• Exercise
• Breathing retraining

Pulmonary rehabilitation participants enjoy the convenience, ease, comfort and state-of-the-art facilities of the Galter LifeCenter, as well as easy access to related services, private consultation rooms and the most up-to-date exercise equipment in a light-filled, healing environment.

For more information, please contact the pulmonary rehabilitation program at (773) 878-8200, Ext. 7321.


Medical Fitness Difference

The Galter LifeCenter is Illinois' first and only certified medical fitness center. The GLC is Chicago’s premier medical fitness center and a proud member of the Medical Fitness Association. Services go far beyond those of a traditional fitness center by focusing on medical fitness and partnering with medical professionals at Swedish Covenant Hospital. The professional staff, clean and safe environment, health risk screening procedures and clinical integration set the GLC apart.

Galter LifeCenter features two swimming pools, four class studios and more than 60 machines. 

Each staff member at Galter LifeCenter is CPR/AED certified, and holds multiple degrees, licenses and certifications in his or her area of work.

The physician advisory board, comprised of professionals from Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Covenant Hospital, meet quarterly to ensure they are up-to-date with new trends, events, treatments and procedures in the medical and exercise field.

Call 773-878-6888 to schedule your respiratory test today. 

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