Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Patient Resource Hub2023-11-16T08:39:27+10:00

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Patient Resource Hub

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an evidence-based exercise and education program that teaches people with a lung disease the skills they need to manage their breathlessness and stay well and out of hospital.

The program consists of an individual assessment which includes safe exercise capacity testing and medical history followed by exercise training and education. The exercise component focuses on increasing physical function and is individualised to cover safety considerations. The education component assists patients to manage their condition by providing knowledge in areas such as breathing techniques, using medications and energy conservation

Understanding your health condition and learning strategies to better manage and improve your health is essential to your health and wellbeing.

There are numerous benefits associated with education, including:

  1. Helping patients become active participants in their health care.
  2. Helping patients and their families gain a better understanding of the physical and psychological changes that occur with chronic illness.
  3. Helping patients and their families to explore ways to cope with those changes.
For some patients who cannot attend a local health center for rehabilitation, participating at home can be an option. During your initial contact with the service the nurse and/or physiotherapist will discuss whether this is a suitable option for you.

For more information watch the video below on Virtual Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation at home).

Virtual Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation at home)

For some patients who cannot attend a local health center for rehabilitation, participating at home can be an option.

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Metro North


Understanding your diagnosis

Medication for Lung Conditions

Healthy Lungs and Exercise

Eating and Drinking for Healthy Lungs

Lung Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Changes

Lung Health, Finances and Legal

Healthy Lungs, Travel and Driving

Additional information and support services


Contact us

Open: Monday-Friday, 8.00am-4.30pm


  • RBWH (07) 3646 3335
  • TPCH (07) 3139 4443
  • North Lakes (07) 3049 1291
  • Caboolture (07) 3049 1291

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

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