What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Shortness of breath can be very frightening and subsequently leads to people reducing the amount of activity they do. However, avoiding activity can lead to decreased fitness and increased breathlessness.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to help individuals:
- manage breathlessness
- improve fitness
- improve ability to carry out daily activities
- increase confidence
- improve knowledge & understanding of living with a lung condition.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Courses
Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes run over 6-8 weeks and are led by a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse or Physiotherapist together with a multi-disciplinary team. Sessions last approximately 2 hours and are held once or twice a week. There are a maximum of 16 people in each group providing a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
The sessions include:
- Graded exercise programme tailored to each individual’s needs and ability
- Educational talks covering all aspects of lung conditions.
BOC Healthcare offers Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes in various locations across England.
If you are a Health Care Professional or an NHS Commissioner and wish to find out more about BOC Healthcare’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme, email us at BOC.firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 012 1858.