Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Helping patients breathe better one breath at a time. . .

We use a very hands on approach to restore patients to the highest possible level of independent functioning.  During this program we will work side by side with patients to accomplish the following:

  • Increase exercise tolerance in order to reduce impairment
  • Reduce frequency and severity of symptoms
  • Improve mood and motivation
  • Reduce dependency
  • Enhance participation in everyday activities
  • Improve quality of life

Who is the program for?

Patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory conditions without acute illness.
Patients who want a better quality of life and more independence.

What is the program like?

A course of Pulmonary Rehab will last between eight and ten weeks.  During this time each patient will have three sessions per week, and each session will be about one hour long.  During the course of each session, patients will rotate through a circuit of endurance, strength, and breathing exercise.

There will be a treadmill, exercise bike, scifit machine, and free weights, as well as incentive spirometry and IMT's for lung strengthening.

All rehabilitation services are offered by a staff of licensed Respiratory Therapists, who keep up to date with the latest news and trends in pulmonary care.

We will work closely with our patients, their families and their physicians to ensure that they are receiving the absolute gold standard in care.

For more information or questions, call our office anytime at 859/987-1189. Office hours are Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation all about?

  • Customized exercise plans 
  • Nutritional counseling 
  • Education resources 
  • Supportive environment

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Bourbon Community Hospital assists you with a customized plan based on your needs. The plan includes exercise, nutritional counseling and educational resources—provided in a supportive environment, during informal sessions.  

Who is involved in my care?

  • Respiratory Therapist 
  • Registered Clinical Dietician
  • Clinical Pharmacist 
  • Social Worker (if needed)

Our program includes as many as 36 one-hour sessions held three days a week. Physical activity counseling and exercise training; nutritional counseling; management of hypertension, weight and diabetes; and smoking cessation are major components of risk-reduction strategies for patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Our goal is to help you understand and manage your condition so you can resume activities and maintain a healthy heart.


Most major insurance carriers cover Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Bourbon Community Hospital. We will pre-certify your coverage with your carrier prior to your sessions so you will know what is covered.


If your physician feels that you would benefit from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Bourbon Community Hospital, he or she may refer you to the program. 859-987-1060