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Pulmonary rehabilitation is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic ongoing breathing problems. For example, pulmonary rehabilitation may benefit people who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis. Pulmonary rehabilitation also can benefit people who need lung surgery, both before and after the surgery. Pulmonary rehab doesn’t replace medical therapy, instead, it’s used with medical therapy. Pulmonary Rehab has many benefits. It can improve your ability to function and your quality of life. The program also may help relieve your breathing problems. Even if you have advanced lung disease, you can still benefit from pulmonary rehab. Pulmonary rehabilitation at the Beacon Hospital is a multidisciplinary team approach consisting of

  1. Exercise training
  2. Nutritional counseling
  3. Education on your lung disease or condition and how to manage it
  4. Energy-conserving techniques
  5. Breathing strategies
  6. Group support

The pulmonary rehab team include doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, dieticians, and social workers. When you start pulmonary rehab, your rehab team will create a plan that’s tailored to your abilities and needs. The programme runs twice a week, for 6 weeks. Your team also will assist and coach you to follow your plan, including exercises and lifestyle changes, at home. For more information on Pulmonary Rehab please contact Beacon Hospital Physiotherapy on 01/2936692 or physiotherapy@beaconhospital.ie


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