Pulmonary Rehab

What is Pulmonary rehab?

Pulmonary rehab is a comprehensive intervention based on a thorough assessment of the patient. After the assessment, patient-tailored therapies are created, and these include exercise, training, education and behaviour change. Pulmonary rehab is designed to improve the physical and psychological condition of people with chronic respiratory disease and to promote the long-term commitment to health-enhancing behaviours.

Who could benefit from Pulmonary Rehab?

Most individuals enrolled in pulmonary rehab have COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). However, individuals with other respiratory diseases such as asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis and scoliosis can also benefit from pulmonary rehab intervention. Your doctor may recommend pulmonary rehabilitation for a variety of reasons such as helping you to breathe better and improve your quality of life for certain lung conditions. Your doctor may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation before and after surgery for a lung transplant or lung cancer.

Pulmonary rehab is recommended for those that experience:

  • Shortness of breath during routine activities
  • Constant coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Excess sputum production
  • Feeling like you can’t breathe
  • Not able to take a deep breath

Pulmonary rehab is also suited for people with the following conditions:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation

The benefits of pulmonary rehab:

  • Helps you regain strength
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • Decreases disability
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves arm function
  • Improves respiratory muscles
  • Helps you breathe better
  • Can reduce hospital time

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The program is divided into five key components:

  • Assessment
  • Exercise training
  • Education and home exercise training
  • Re-assessment
  • Maintenance

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Practice Hours

Admin staff:
Mon - Fri 8:30-16:30 Physiotherapists:
Mon - Fri 8am-5pm

Physiotherapists only see in-patients at N1 City hospital over weekends.

Treatments Offered