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Welcome to Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a self-management programme for people with lung conditions who experience breathlessness in their daily life and are motivated to take steps to improve. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation can improve your quality of life by teaching you techniques to manage your condition and improve your fitness levels.

The programme is twice a week for six weeks with assessments of your function at the beginning and at the end.

We will:

  • Assess for suitability to complete Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Agree goals with you
  • Provide education and advice on lung conditions and self-management techniques
  • Progressive exercise classes tailored to your abilities
  • We work closely with the Referral to Stop Smoking Services and St Helena Hospice
  • We can also provide referral to other services that can help, e.g: respiratory physiotherapy, home oxygen, COPD and community rehabilitation services in ACE.  

 

If you are interested but can not commit to a six week course twice per week and you have COPD – please contact us directly to see if you would be eligible for a funded use of the MyCOPD online Application.

Pulmonary Rehab is not suitable for people who have:

  • Significant and limiting musculoskeletal conditions (i.e. severe arthritis)
  • Unstable angina
  • Acute LVF
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias
  • Aortic Stenosis

 

Where is the Service provided?

Pulmonary Rehab classes are currently delivered from:

  • Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex. CO3 0RH  on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • The Oak Tree Centre, Acorn Hall, 252 Harwich Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3DH on Mondays and Fridays
  • Frinton Methodist Church, Ashlyns Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. CO13 9ET on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Tendring District Scout Centre, Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6NA on Tuesdays and Fridays

We can also offer virtual PR via the MyCOPD application for those with moderate to severe COPD.  Please contact us if you would be interested in any of these classes.

How to access the Service

You can be referred by your Doctor, nurse or other health professional.

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