Pulmonary rehabilitation is a programme of progressive exercise and education supervised by a physiotherapist over six weeks, twice a week, for people with chronic lung disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation has established itself as a key management strategy in people with chronic respiratory disease.
The development of COPD reduces the patient’s ability to manage day to day activities, such as washing and dressing. In addition, they often perceive a lack of coping strategy to deal with their lung problem. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to specifically address those symptoms and teach the patient techniques to deal with activities of daily life.