About the program
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Day Program is for people who have:
• A recent diagnosis or exacerbation of lung disease (such as COPD or asthma)
• People whose quality of life is limited by their lung disease
• People who wish to understand which aspects they can control with regard to their disease
Program goals and format
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Day Program is an 8-week program. Patients come to the hospital once per week to undertake an individualised exercise program and education sessions on topics surrounding disease management, including managing and preventing flare-ups, diet, exercise, medications, stress management, energy conservation and breathing control.
The goals of the program include:
• Improve physical function
• Facilitate return to daily activities
• Improve the ability to manage flareups
• Improve functional strength and cardiovascular fitness
• Increase self-esteem and confidence
• Improve understanding of your diagnosis
The multi-disciplinary rehab team includes a Rehabilitation Physician, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Dietitian and Pharmacist. Patients should attend wearing comfortable clothing and bring their short acting medication and also oxygen, if required.
Suitability and referral
If you are interested in attending this program, please speak to your doctor who can make a referral to the program - a referral form is available here
. Patients can be referred into the program by any doctor including their Respiratory Physician or GP, and referrals should be addressed to Dr David Eckerman
(Rehabilitation Physician) at Buderim Private Hospital.
• Private health funds
• Department of Veterans’ Affairs
For further information about funding options, please call our team on 07 5430 3273.