Pulmonary rehabilitation

The pulmonary rehabilitation department runs group physical therapy sessions for patients with chronic lung diseases.

Why Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

When you have a lung problem, particularly a long term one you may find it increasingly difficult to move around and perform your usual daily activities without getting breathless.

Breathlessness can be a very frightening experience and the anxiety it causes can often increase your shortness of breath further.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to help you cope with your breathlessness and feel stronger and fitter.

What are the aims?

  • To reduce sensation of breathlessness 
  • Increase muscle strength and mobility 
  • Reduce anxiety and depression 
  • Increase confidence 
  • Give you and your carer a clear understanding of managing your illness

What can you expect?

  • An individual assessment to assess you and your needs 
  • An individualised physical exercise programme 
  • Education and advice on lung health and coping with day to day issues 
  • A friendly, supportive atmosphere 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us:

Telephone: 01332 788 225 Option 3

What to bring

If attending pulmonary rehabilitation please ensure you have the following:

  • Sensible shoes, ideally trainers i.e. no sandals or heels

  • You have your reliever inhaler with you

  • You have your GTN spray if you suffer from angina

  • Your have your reading glasses if you need them

Clinic locations

Derby City

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
London Road

Amber Valley

William Gregg VC Leisure Centre
Hands Road
DE75 7HA


Anytime Fitness
2 Rutland Street

Long Eaton

Active Nation
Unit 1, 2 High Street
Long Eaton
NG10 1GH


Green Bank Leisure Centre
Civic Way
South Derbyshire
DE11 0AD