We provide a comprehensive program for individuals with chronic lung diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The program promotes self management and improves quality of life.
“I am more aware of my breathing and how exercise can help make my life more pleasant.”
“I am feeling better and more confident.”
“I’m doing things that I thought I could not do.”
“The gym and pool exercises helped me to be more active in my day to day life.”
“The program is teaching me how to help myself live more healthy and efficiently through techniques to conserve energy.”
Each individual referred to PReP will have a full medical assessment by one of our Lung Specialists. We will also do assessments on lung function, exercise capacity, strength and nutrition. It is during the program that we work with the patient to determine exactly what they want to accomplish within the program and look at how, together we can meet those goals.
Step 2 – The Program
The 10 week program runs for 2 hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It involves supervised and individualized exercise programs both in the gym and the pool. We offer one hour classes for patients and family members on numerous topics, all designed to teach the skills necessary to manage day-to-day with a chronic pulmonary disease. We incorporate community outings so that our patients get a chance to practice some of their newly learned skills in the real world.
Step 3 – Follow-Up
Our coordinator will provide follow-up at regular intervals after the 10 weeks. Some of the tests done in the assessment phase will be repeated to follow progress and ensure management skills are maintained.
Our interdisciplinary team provides assessments, interventions and counseling to achieve each individual’s goals. We are an enthusiastic and dedicated group of professionals committed to helping our patients improve their quality of life.
- Lung Specialist
- Respiratory Therapists
- Exercise Specialists
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Dietitian
- Social Worker And
- Our Patients
Do you cough regularly?
Do you cough up phlegm regularly?
Do even simple chores make you short of breath?
Do you wheeze when you exert yourself, or at night?
Do you get frequent colds that persist longer than those of other people you know?
If you are 45 years of age or older, a former or current smoker and if you answered “YES” to two or more of these questions, you may have COPD.
Ask your doctor about a simple breathing test.
The Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Referral Form 7994 D HR
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