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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Click here to view the Regional Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Mission and Goals

Click here to download the PRP Brochure 

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has three locations: Deer Lodge Centre, Misericordia Health Centre and Seven Oaks General Hospital/Wellness Institute

  • This program is offered to clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis
  • It is an eight week program where clients attend twice weekly.
  • The program offers individualized exercise program to improve breathing and tolerance, education to understand lung disease, prevent infections, learn breathing and relaxation techniques, and use medications effectively
  • The goal of the program is to assist clients with self-management of their lung problems
  • In addition, the program offers “stop smoking strategies”
  • Along with your Primary Care Provider you will work with a team of health professionals that include:
    • Respirologists
    • Dietitians
    • Occupation Therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Physical Therapists
    • Kinesiologists
    • Rehabilitation Assistant
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Social Workers
  • Program Criteria
  • Referrals are accepted from Primary Care Providers, Home Care Coordinators, Hospital Inpatients Units and Emergency Departments¬†Pulmonary Rehab Program Referral Form
  • Referrals are sent and distributed through Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intake Coordinator located at (Tel) 204-831-2181, (Fax) 204-940-8633
    • Smoking cessation support is available through the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
    • For further information, please contact your site Pulmonary Rehab Team

Other Resources for Patients with Lung Disease

Below is a list of some websites that may have information, tools and resources that can be helpful to you in managing your respiratory health.

American Lung Association

  • Information about different conditions
  • Breathing exercises
  • Action Plans
  • Oxygen

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

  • PF webinars and resource library
  • Support group information
  • Newsletter
  • Caregiver information
  • Calendar of events including Breathe right virtual exercise classes

COPD Foundation 

  • COPD360social – an online community for individuals affected by COPD
  • Education materials
  • Using inhalers tutorial videos
  • Research information and opportunities

Life with PF

  • Information about PF, treatment, medications, self care, exercise

Living Well with COPD

  • Interactive COPD learning modules activities, exercises  and resources

Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Interactive Pulmonary Fibrosis learning modules activities, exercises  and resources

The Lung Association

  • Virtual Pulmonary Rehab modules
  • Lung Disease A-Z - information about breathing disorders, symptoms, causes, treatment and disease management
  • Videos and information about using medication devices

The Lung Health Foundation

  • Information about different breathing disorders and treatments
  • Digital learning centre with downloadable resources, modules and webcasts
  • Lung Health Help Line 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) – certified respiratory educators offer free information and guidance on a variety of lung health concerns

Helping Patients Get Back to Life after COVID-19/Long COVID

  • Information and resources to support people living with Long COVID

Winnipeg Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

  • If you have Pulmonary Fibrosis and are interested in a support group, you can call 204-955-8100 or email [email protected] to register.