Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehab is a program of exercise and education for people with lung conditions, including COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis.  62% of participants who complete a course of pulmonary rehab report feeling a benefit in their breathlessness and had less hospital admissions.

The aim of the program is to help reduce breathlessness, build muscle strength, improve your fitness and to understand how to manage your condition more effectively so that you can return to living as normal a life as possible.

Pulmonary rehab includes weekly discussion on a variety of topics including:

  • What causes pulmonary disease?
  • How to increase your exercise tolerance safely and effectively, and why it is so important
  • How to manage breathlessness and how breathing techniques can help you
  • How to manage feelings of anxiety and stress
  • The benefits of a healthy diet
  • Medication – what they do and how they work.

Pulmonary Rehab courses last 6-8 weeks, with 2-3 sessions per week.  The sessions are in small groups, and participants benefit from meeting others in similar situations as themselves. Many participants continue with supervised pulmonary rehab after they have completed the course.

All programs are suitable for those using supplemental oxygen and walking aids, and exercises can be done in a chair.

We work closely with chest physicians, GPs, dieticians and other health care professionals.

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