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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for people living with chronic lung disease and experience symptoms of breathlessness. The aim of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is to maximise your independence, help reduce symptoms and promote wellbeing.

If you join the pulmonary rehabilitation program, you will attend an 8-10 week group program that is individually tailored to your current physical ability. The sessions run for 2 hours, twice a week. The first hour is education and the second hour is monitored exercise in our gymnasium.

What are some of the benefits of coming to Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

  • Improves breathing
  • Improves balance
  • Stronger and healthier
  • Improves arm, body and leg muscles strength
  • Increases independence
  • Improves bone density
  • Helps with weight control

After you have completed the group program, you can continue to attend a maintenance exercise class.

  • Am I eligible?

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation would be suitable for you if you suffer from:

    • Emphysema
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Asbestosis
    • Chronic asthma
    • Pre or post lung surgery
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Where is the service available?

    Warrnambool Community Health, Koroit Street, Warrnambool

  • How do I access Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

    To make an appointment, please contact Access and Information by:

    • Calling (03) 5563 4000
    • Emailing
    • Faxing (03) 5563 1669
    • Visiting us at Warrnambool Community Health Koroit Street
    • Sending referrals to: Access and Information, Warrnambool Community Health, Koroit St, Warrnambool

Page last updated: 18 February 2021

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