Physiotherapy Class: Pulmonary Rehab
Beacon Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a broad program, focusing on those patients who have chronic, ongoing breathing problems.
For example, this programme helps those who suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or Cystic Fibrosis. In addition to these conditions, those who have undergone lung surgery or are due to have lung surgery, can benefit from this service too.
Though this rehabilitation class cannot replace medical therapy, it can be used alongside medical therapy.
Why should you do this class?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides many benefits for patients, helping you gain strength, reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, and making it easier to manage routine activities, work and outings or social activities that you may enjoy.
Breathing StrategiesTo help you on a daily basis.
EducationKnowledge on how best to look after yourself taking into account your condition.
Exercise TrainingExercises designed specifically for you.
Group SupportFrom others going through a similar experience and our staff.
Energy-Conserving TechniquesThese will benefit you greatly in daily life.
Nutritional CounsellingCourtesy of our specialist Dietitians.
Our experienced team is comprised of Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians and Social Workers. When you begin the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program your team will create an individualised plan for you. This plan will take into consideration your abilities and needs, including exercises and lifestyle changes at home.
You will attend classes twice a week for a period of 6 weeks.