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
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
William Gregg VC Leisure Centre
2 Rutland Street
Unit 1, 2 High Street
Green Bank Leisure Centre