The supervised exercise sessions are typically performed twice a week and are tailored especially to your needs and abilities. You will learn how to coordinate your breathing with your movements to make tasks like hanging out the washing easier.
You will learn other important information to help you live better with your condition, such as important nutritional information, how to recognise early signs of a flare-up, the role your medicines play, and how to manage symptoms of anxiety or panic.
If you find tasks such as walking to the kitchen to make a cup of tea or showering difficult, you will find these tasks much easier after completing the program and may even be taking on other activities that you’d previously given up.
Anyone with a chronic lung condition who is experiencing symptoms can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. It is suitable for all stages of disease severity, even if you are on oxygen.