Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an 8-week program (16 sessions) for those diagnosed with lung conditions. This includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis.
In this program you will:
- Learn the level of activity you can safely handle, and;
- Work on an individualized exercise program to improve your strength, breathing and sense of well-being.
Learn to use medications effectively, prevent infections and get strategies to help stop smoking. Reduce respiratory symptoms and the risk of an exacerbation/"lung attack" to slow the worsening of your condition. A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.
Programs are offered during daytime hours, continuous intake at Deer Lodge Centre, Misericordia Health Centre and the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital. Please call 204-831-2181.
Please note that during this time, an individualized approach is being taken due to COVID-19.