LungSmart Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program 

Pulmonary rehabilitation has been proven to help people breathe easier, improve their quality of life and stay out of hospital.  Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended as a non-pharmacological intervention for symptomatic patients with chronic respiratory disease, particularly those diagnosed with moderate – severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

LungSmart Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of tailored exercise, education and support purposely designed for people with chronic lung disease.  

Our program includes -

  •   Pre-program consultation with a LungSmart health professional
  •   Pre-program assessment and testing
  •   Eight (8) week program of twice weekly exercise sessions supervised by a physiotherapist experienced in chronic respiratory disease management and exercise prescription.
  •   LungSmart Wellness Series is an education series to help you learn about your lung condition, held regularly at Bundaberg Health Promotions Place.
  •   Post-program assessment and testing
Ask your Doctor for a referral to LungSmart Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

[Physiotherapist & Program Director – Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Simon Halloran] Allied Health Professionals


National and international guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation:

David K McKenzie, Michael Abramson, Alan J Crockett, Eli Dabscheck, Nicholas Glasgow, Sue Jenkins, Christine McDonald, Richard Wood-Baker, Ian Yang, Peter A Frith on behalf of Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. The COPD-X Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease V2.32, 2012.

Alison J et al, The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit on behalf of The Australian Lung Foundation (2009).

American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2006)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Joint American College of Chest Physicians/American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (Chest. 2007)

A Manual for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Australia: Evidence Base and Standards