Referral Criteria: The Respiratory Rehabilitation Service is open to patients with Respiratory Disease with functional limitations and shortness of breath. Patients should not be experiencing cardiac or orthopedic issues that would preclude intensive exercise. Participants must be motivated to participate and have quit smoking or making significant attempt to quit. Patients must be able to attend two times per week for six weeks.
Due to COVID-19, the three week intensive inpatient program (for patients who live too far to commute) is currently on hold. In its place, there is a virtual program which runs two times per week for eight weeks. Both programs (outpatient and virtual) include virtual education sessions twice per week.
Type of Service: Promotes the concept of disease self-management by providing assessment, treatment, including multi-modality exercise, inter-professional education and follow-up to patients with respiratory diseases who are optimally medically managed and who continue to experience functional limitations and shortness of breath.
Note: Referrals must be made through Dr. A. Neder, Respirologist fax # 613-549-1459