Pulmonary rehabilitation is an education and exercise program for people with a chronic lung disease. This can involve participating in a group class or individual sessions.
The program's aim is to develop the skills of participants to manage their lung condition and stay well. Research has shown that participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program can reduce breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression, improve exercise capacity, emotional function and enhances the participant’s sense of control over their condition.
The program involves a multidisciplinary team approach which may include Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Pharmacists and Speech Pathologists.
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