South Doc has taken responsibility for providing Pulmonary Rehabilitation for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The course is made up of 12 sessions over a 6 week period where patients are given an exercise program and a series of educational sessions specifically designed to improve mobility, quality of life and patient self-management.
Exercises include Thai Chi and a small selection of gym equipment to enable the qualified instructors to tailor a gentle exercise program for each patient.
The educational aspect of the program covers inhaler technique, medication usage, physiotherapy, diet and dealing with anxiety.
Patients are also provided with educational materials to support the programme that have be specifically designed for patients with COPD.