Exercise includes stationary bicycles, treadmills, recumbent steppers, bicycle arm ergometers and free weights. Each exercise session begins with a group warm-up, individualized pulmonary conditioning, weight training and a cool-down. You are monitored to ensure your physical well-being and, based on your progress, your exercise prescription will be updated weekly.
Breathing strategies such as pursed lip breathing, yoga breathing, or breathing with computer-aided feedback.
Exercise benefits and techniques aim to strengthen your back, arms, and legs, as well as the muscles you use to breathe.
Symptoms assessment and management.
Oxygen therapy based on lung function and oxygen requirement.
Diet and nutrition counseling, you will learn what foods to eat and how to prepare meals to manage your condition and feel your best.
Psychosocial interventions involve counseling and feedback for the depression, anxieties, and fear that hinder the patient’s full participation in activities.
The program includes lectures and discussions that help participants understand the nature of chronic lung disease and the role that behavior plays in maximizing independence and physical capabilities.