Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Rehab) is a medically supervised program, to improve the health and well-being of patients suffering from prolonged respiratory diseases. It is program of exercise, education, and support to help patients learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible.
It includes endurance training, chest therapy, education on lung hygiene and healthy living by activity modification, counselling to reduce stress & trigger factors and smoking cessation thus helping patients to return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
The exercise program is an “individually tailored and designed” such that it fits each patient’s needs.
It eventually helps the patients achieve optimal recovery of function and movement, and enhance overall quality of life, giving psychosocial and economic benefits.