Pulmonary rehabilitation

2) How often would I attend?

A female therapist working with a male patient

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes vary:

  • Some ask you to attend twice a week for around 6 weeks.
  • Some ask you to attend once a week for around 10 weeks.
  •  The exercises will be tailored to your abilities and you will be supervised and encouraged by the team on what you can achieve.
  • You will be advised to you carry out the pulmonary rehabilitation exercises 3 times a week. This means you will need to do some exercises at home. When you do this, you will feel yourself getting stronger and feeling less breathless.

Self management tip

To get the full benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation you should commit to attending the whole programme.