Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
This intensive program can help patients with a wide variety of chronic lung disorders including, but not limited to, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or asthma, to reduce respiratory symptoms, improve functional independence and complications and reduce hospitalizations. The program is provided by a multi-disciplinary team plus individualized education to help patients understand and learn how to manage and cope with daily activities. Participants learn self-management and relaxation techniques to improve emotional well-being, skills to help regain control of their breathing, and pursue activities to the fullest extent of their abilities.
The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for approximately 10-18 weeks. For more information call 360-814-2236.
Grief Support Services
Hospice of the Northwest provides support to anyone in our communities coping with grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Trained counselors offer counseling hours from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday plus drop-in groups two times a month. The Grief Recovery Method Support Group throughout the year. The Grief Recovery Method Program provides action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss. It is an eight-week program that creates a safe environment helping one gain new tools for dealing with loss and grief. It is appropriate for any type of loss. For more information, referrals and to receive a current Grief Group schedule, please call 360-814-5570 or 360-814-5550.
Parkinson’s BIG® Program
Skagit Valley Hospital physical therapist Bree Corbin, MPT has completed the required comprehensive hands-on training and testing through LSVT Global to become a certified LSVT BIG clinician. LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise program focused on amplitude (bigger movement) training for individuals with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease often results in slowing of movements and decreased size of movements leaving the individual struggling with daily tasks and walking. The BIG program focuses on teaching the amount of effort needed to produce normal movements through intensive and high-effort practice. The protocol consists of 16 one-hour sessions, four days a week for four weeks. This program is appropriate for all stages of Parkinson’s disease. Please discuss program options with your healthcare provider; a physician referral is required. For more information: LSVTGlobal.com or call 360-814-2184.