Many patients with long-term respiratory conditions who attend a structured pulmonary rehabilitation programme can make significant improvements in walking distances, activities at home and in their general health status. Respiratory conditions that might make you suitable for PR are COPD, bronchiectasis, lung fibrosis. People who wish to attend PR need to be motivated and attend all classes to achieve the best possible results
Classes are run by experienced healthcare workers, including qualified nurses, physiotherapists, and exercise therapists who will support patients with exercises tailored to their capability and general progression over 12 sessions.
In each group we aim, to have no more than 16 people who all have lung conditions and suffer from similar symptoms. During each session, participants will do about 45-60 minute of supervised exercise, have light refreshments and then attend an education session. The education topics range from talking about ways to control your breathing, how to manage a flare-up of your lung condition, how to manage stress and anxiety and how best to take your inhalers.
We run courses at:
Batchley Community Centre, Redditch - Tues and Fri 1pm-3pm
Kidderminster Treatment Centre - Mon and Wed 1pm-3pm
Archdales 73 Club, Worcester - Tues and Fri 1pm-3pm
William Court, Burrows Close, Malvern - (3 courses a year) Tues and Thurs 1pm-3pm
Badsey Recreation Club, Evesham - (3 courses a year) Mon and Wed 1pm-3pm
We welcome enquiries and referrals from the Respiratory team, general practitioners, practice nurses, and all other health professionals.
COPD Team, 3 Kings Court, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, WR5 1DD
Phone: 01905 760023
Fax: 01905 760007
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