What is Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation?


Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that furnishes individualized prescription for exercise combined with risk factor modification, nutritional counseling, psycho-social intervention and outcomes assessments.

For patients who suffer from Pulmonary disease and illnesses, breathing retraining is a significant part of the treatment to increase lung capacity and build strength and endurance.

Patients who are deemed appropriate for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation can be referred by their Cardiologist, Pulmonologist or Primary Care Physician.


 Who is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?

You may be eligible for cardiac rehab if you have had any of the following conditions:


 Who is Eligible for Pulmonary Rehab?

You may be eligible for pulmonary rehab if you have had any of the following conditions:

  • Moderate to Very Severe COPD
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pre/Post Lung Transplant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Sarcoidosis

  Is Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Covered by Insurance?

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is generally covered by most health insurance companies. Contact your insurer to determine copays or other requirements.


Call us or email us at, wellness@cminj.com to learn more or sign up. Click here to download our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation brochure.


  Meet our Cardiopulmonary Staff

Jill Kulacz MS, Exercise Physiologist

At CMI, Jill plays an active role in interacting with patients and clients within our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. She attended Manhattan College in New York and Long Island University where she completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jill is also a licensed Massage Therapist and enjoys many sports including tennis, golf and skiing. Jill has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 18 years including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, corporate wellness and clinical stress testing.


Stephanie Pamnani, RT

Bio coming soon


For more details look at this fact sheet from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.