Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an outpatient program of Health Sciences North. We are located on the second floor of the Centre For Life in Sudbury, Ontario.
You must be referred by your Physician or Nurse Practitioner to access the program (for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Referral Form click here). The purpose of the clinic is to:
Educate clients and their families about lung disease;
Assist clients learning to cope with the physical, personal and family concerns due to chronic respiratory disease;
Help clients achieve and learn to maintain a maximum level of health and function.
Each client will be assigned a Case Manager to help them determine individual goals and progress through the program.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team
While attending Pulmonary Rehabilitation you will have the opportunity to work with each member of the multidisciplinary team according to your individual needs and goals.
The team includes:
TEACH Certified Smoking Cessation Counsellors
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists
COPD / Asthma Educators
Who Benefits from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
If you have been diagnosed with one of the following, you may benefit from attending Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
Restrictive Lung Disease
Interstitial Lung Disease: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sarcoidosis
Chest Wall Disease
Phases of Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Self-management of your lung condition is a critical part of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Educational sessions are offered throughout the program to clients and their family members.
Educational Sessions Include:
How your lungs work
Medication and inhaler technique
Managing shortness of breath aBreathing control
Benefits of exercise/ Monitoring safe exercise
Advance care planning
Cough and chest clearance techniques
Avoiding lung indfections
Signs of a lung infection
Traveling with lung disease
Relaxation and stress management
Exercise training as a part of Pulmonary Rehabilitation is important to maintain and improve physical functioning but may not be suitable for all clients. Your case manager will work closely with your physician/nurse practitioner to assess your readiness for safe exercise.
The exercise program is initially 8 weeks long.
Exercise os on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Several class times are available.
Exercse sessions are individualized based on the participant's tolerance and are closely supervised by trained medical staff.
Sessions include a mix of aerobic, strengthm and flexibility training.
4 month program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Increased independence with continued supervision.
Continued follow-up and reassessment with Case Manager.
Passport to Wellness:
Program developed in conjunction with the YMCA after graduation from the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
Participants may use all YMCA equipment and take advantage of all YMCA programs three days a week.
For further information, please call 1 (705) 671-6602
Calls outside of regular hours are recorded on voice mail and will be returned promptly.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Centre for Life, 140 Durham Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3M7