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CANADIAN PULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM
OR ask your respiratory specialist or your family health care provider or contact your local lung association.
How a Rehab Program Works
Most pulmonary rehabilitation programs follow the same plan with two to three sessions every week for about 12 weeks, including:
One hour of classes on topics about lung disease. Classes include topics such as:
- Lung disease
- Ways to control shortness of breath
- Home exercise programs
One hour of supervised exercise, including stretching exercises, aerobic exercise on a treadmill / stationary bicycle and strength training
How to Join a Pulmonary Rehab Program
To join a pulmonary rehabilitation program, you will probably need:
- A referral/prescription from your doctor
- A recent pulmonary function test (PFT)
- An electrocardiogram (heart function test)
- An exercise test
- A medical history
- A physical examination
Most of these tests will be done as part of your PF diagnosis and can be provided by your respiratory specialist.
Respiplus Exercise Program
Respiplus is a Free Online, one-on-one PF exercise program
Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis by Respiplus offers a free series of education modules and learning tools that will help you learn skills to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours. The program was designed for you to choose your own priorities and objectives, and to go through the content at your own pace.