Better quality of life

Who would benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation is aimed at patients suffering from

  • COPD GOLD II–IV
  • chronic asthma
  • lung diseases with functional disorders (e. g. cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, bronchiectasis)
  • pneumothorax with decreased breathing
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • lung transplantation

After hospital-based treatment, patients with the following medical conditions may take part in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • worsening of COPD (exacerbation)
  • pneumonia or pulmonary embolism
  • lung surgery
  • non-surgical treatment for lung cancer

Aims

  • Better quality of life
  • Improving lung function
  • Decreasing shortness of breath
  • Training of the respiratory muscles to increase breathing capacity
  • Improving muscle strength and endurance
  • Improving capacity and coordination
  • Decreasing anxiety and depression

It is our aim to empower patients to take responsibility for their health by making them understand the cause of their disease. Patients will learn how to use the appropriate techniques for self-help and control.

Programme

  1. Medical entry examination
  2. Development of an individual treatment programme
  3. Respiratory physiotherapy, medical training therapy, gymnastics and medical massage
  4. Occupational therapy including help in the use of medical devices
  5. Psychology
  6. Nutritional counselling
  7. Indication-specific theoretical training and smoking cessation
  8. Social and vocational counselling
  9. Regular medical process examination

Application form

Humanomed Center Althofen has billing contracts with the following social insurance companies in Austria: Pensionsversicherungsanstalt (PVA), BVA, SVA, SVB and VAEB.

Your doctor submits the completed application form to your insurance company in order to get the treatment costs covered.

You will be notified by your insurance company via mail when your application has been approved. Hence, we will send you the date of stay in our facility.

Download your application form here:

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Michael Muntean, MD
Head of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Team

Michael Muntean, MD
Head of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary specialist

Ulrich Radda, MD
Pulmonary specialist

Freia Oher, MD
Doctor of internal medicine, Anesthesiologist

Head of therapy
Gudrun Aichern

Psychology
Simone Klary-Eberhöfer

 

Head of nursing stasff
Claudia Blasnig

Head nurse
Waltraud Hobelleitner

Social worker
Gisela Spendier, BA

Dietitian
Anneliese Pirolt