Do you get short of breath? Have you been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? Have you recently been admitted to hospital because of an exacerbation of a respiratory disease? Pulmonary rehabilitation is integral to the management of people with chronic respiratory diseases. It is especially important for those with persistent symptoms or decreased ability to perform everyday tasks. Considering the long term nature of respiratory disease, pulmonary rehabilitation is often delivered as a program over an 8-12 week period. At Angelz our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are offered as a one-on-one program.
It has been well documented that cardiorespiratory diseases affect not only the heart and lungs directly, but can impact widely on the musculoskeletal, sensory and psychosocial systems. Therefore, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs aim to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities and improve overall quality of life. These aims are achieved through:
Your rehabilitation will be tailored to your unique needs.
What exactly is cardiorespiratory rehabilitation?
Cardiorespiratory rehabilitation is an area that specializes in the prevention, rehabilitation, and compensation of clients with diseases and injuries in the heart and lungs. These conditions may manifest themselves as shortness of breath, persistent cough, increased work of breathing or the reduced ability to exercise.
Common cardiorespiratory conditions include:
It is now widely recognised that appropriate exercise can be an effective disease prevention strategy and is integral to the management of those with a variety of cardiorespiratory conditions.
Depending on your condition, your treatment may include: