Does your child have more than normal trouble breathing when exercising, or even when playing? Your child may have “exercise intolerance,” meaning that he or she has trouble with normal, everyday exercise.
The National Jewish Health for Kids Pediatric Exercise Tolerance Center in Denver, Colorado, is the premier center for evaluating and curing breathing problems during exercise. Patients travel from across the country for diagnosis and treatment of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (vocal cord dysfunction) and exercise-induced asthma. Additionally, we take care of athletes at any level, ranging from three-year-olds to Olympians. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors and therapists will identify and treat your child’s medical barriers to exercise.
Our doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest pediatric exercise tolerance clinical trials and most effective treatments.
At National Jewish Health for Kids you’ll find:
A state-of-the-art exercise lab, with access to treadmills, exercise cycles, and a swimming pool
Diagnostic tests and treatment therapies available nowhere else in the world that allow us to see the upper airway during intense exercise and train patients to manage vocal cord dysfunction
Thoughtful discussion and evaluation that is not rushed
Out-of-the-box thinking and individualized care
Continued follow-up to treat your child’s changing needs.
Our goal is to enable your child to play without respiratory distress, from the playground to the competitive arena.