About the program:
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a core component in the management of patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is an individualised and specialised program tailored to those with diseases such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema and other respiratory diseases. Our program is designed to optimise function, reduce respiratory symptoms and improve endurance and general muscle strength and function.
Who can benefit from this program?
Patients who have mild, moderate or severe chronic lung disease and who are limited by breathlessness.
The program aims:
Each patient is assessed individually by our rehabilitation team under the direction of an accredited Rehabilitation Specialist, who will develop a rehabilitation plan according to the individual’s particular needs. Our multidisciplinary team will work with each patient to help them regain independence and resume their day to day life.
The aims of our Pulmonary Reconditioning Program include improving:
· Improve ability to complete activities of daily living
· Reduce breathlessness
· Improve overall muscle strength and endurance
· Increase walking distance
· Clear mucus (sputum) from your chest
· Improve balance and prevent falls
· Increase cardiovascular fitness
· Improve independence
· Improve bone density
· Improve bone density
· Reduce hospital admissions
Our team will work in collaboration with you, your GP and other specialists to achieve a holistic assessment and integrated treatment regime dedicated to minimising the effect of disability.
This program may include:
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is an 8 week program, twice a week, involving exercise and education sessions.
The exercise involves a group physiotherapy and exercise physiology session with graded activity aimed at progressively increasing general strength, endurance, functional and mobility. Hydrotherapy is also available.
Education sessions are run by exercise physiologists, pharmacists, speech pathologists and dieticians and cover topics from exercise, medication and sputum clearance.
Members of our experienced multidisciplinary team include the following health professionals:
Rehabilitation Physicians and Medical Officers
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