Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital


286 16th Street
Burlington, CO

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Here at KCCMH we offer one-on-one care with a trained Respiratory Therapist. Patients will learn about their disease process, & learn how to manage it, as well as improve overall strength and health status through strength training and aerobic exercise. We see patients 2-3 times a week, for 2 hours a session. Programs are tailored to specifically meet the special needs of each patient. Rehabilitation programs typically start at 12 weeks long.

We know exercise can be boring, but the therapists are trained to make rehabilitation enjoyable and something patients look forward to each week. If patients/physicians feel they can benefit from more than 12 weeks, it is typically very easy to get back into the program and continue to get stronger & healthier.

The benefits from participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

  • Decreased mortality
  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Increased exercise capacity
  • Improved pulmonary function status
  • Decreased anxiety & depression
  • Increased independence
  • Reduced exacerbations and hospitalizations

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

  • Tailored Programs
  • One-on-one care with a trained Respiratory Therapist
  • Disease Education & Management
  • Strength Training
  • Aerobic Exercise Training

Our Providers

Taitem Ketter

Registered Respiratory Therapist