Lung Rehabilitation Group
The group is for people who:
- Have medical problems with their lungs.
- Often feel short of breath.
- Can find it difficult to do their day to day activities.
You will be exercising and learning about lung health in a small group.
Our team includes:
- Care Coordinator
- Social Worker
- Speech Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Allied Health Assistant
Each person will be set a home exercise program which is very important to carry out at least five times per week.
How can lung rehabilitation help you?
- Improve your muscle strength.
- Breathe easier.
- Learn how to manage your lung condition and medications.
- Confidence to ask your doctor questions.
- To feel supported and that you are not alone.
- Confidence to get back to doing day to day activities.
- Supported to work towards QUIT smoking (if needed).
- You will be connected to a Care Coordinator to help your journey through our program.
- Please let us know if you need to exercise using oxygen.
- Each person will complete a six minute walk test before starting the program.
All referrals via Intake Worker on (03) 5761 4500
Benalla Health, Community Rehabilitation Centre, Samaria Road, Benalla
The Lung Rehabilitation Group is held Mondays and Thursdays.
What to bring:
- Your walking aid
- Wear flat enclosed shoes
- Comfortable clothes
- Support person welcome
- Emergency medication
How much will it cost?
There is a small fee for some of our services. Our staff can talk to you about the cost when you make your first appointment.