NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to reach the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from lung disease, New York City's Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in conjunction with the Better Breathers Club of the American Lung Association, have launched an online patient education initiative that includes live interactive lectures and town hall style question and answer sessions in an effort to reach those people that are homebound or otherwise have no access to these types of wellness or rehabilitation programs.
The Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Lecture Series is the brainchild of the Center's Program Director, Dr. Noah Greenspan DPT, CCS, EMT-B, who is a board-certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist with over 20 years of physical therapy and rehabilitation experience and a member of the American Lung Association's Leadership Board. Under his direction, the Center has conducted over 60,000 exercise sessions since its inception in 1998.
"When you suffer from a chronic disease, it can be extremely isolating; physically, emotionally and in many cases, geographically," said Dr. Greenspan. "Now, we will be able to reach those people that have previously been out of range for any number of reasons so that they too can receive the support they need to achieve their highest possible quality of life."
In addition to the Better Breathers Club Meetings, which will take more of a lecture-style format, there will be two different programming options that will be based primarily upon questions from the online audience.
The "Easy Breathing" sessions will be geared toward people who are interested in learning or reviewing the basics of living with lung disease; things like respiratory anatomy and physiology or what is COPD or IPF.
The "Deeper Breaths" sessions will be geared toward people who have more experience in managing their disease or who wish to discuss more complex issues related to managing their disease.
Dr. Greenspan will be holding a Q&A session on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 PM EST during which he will review some of the key components from the first session, "Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness: Your Best 2014 and Beyond". The next meeting of the Better Breathers Club, "Your Best Breathing Techniques Ever" will take place at the Center on Wednesday, February 26th at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time.
For a complete listing of events or to register for upcoming sessions, click on the WEBINAR button on the Center's website, www.PulmonaryWellness.com.
CONTACT: Noah Greenspan, 212-921-0214
SOURCE Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center