What is Lung Rehabilitation?

Lungs Rehabilitation (also known as Pulmonary rehabilitation) is an evidence based programme designed to help you get the most out of your lungs. This involved a combination of specific lung exercise training, breathing techniques, airway clearance, and optimising the use of your puffers. At Functional Lungs we offer Lung Rehabilitation in either a 1-1 capacity or in small groups in our Active Lungs class.

Who benefits from Lung Rehabilitation?

Studies have shown Lung rehabilitation beneficial for many populations including:

  • COPD (emphysema and choroid bronchitis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial Lungs Diseases (lung scarring)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Post Lung Surgery
  • Pre Lung Surgery

How will Lung rehabilitation benefit me?

Lung Rehabilitation has proven to

  • reduce breathlessness
  • improve exercise tolerance
  • reduce hospital admissions
  • improve quality of life
  • reduce anxiety and depression around your lung disease


How do I get involved?

1-1 Lung Rehabilitation

Our 1-1 Lung rehabilitation is offered across all our sites. Simply click the "contact us" page and speak with our reception team to make an appointment today. Most of the time your 1-1 lung rehabilitation is eligible for a medicare subsidy. Make sure to chat to your GP about the option of a Chronic Disease Management Plan to review your eligibility.

Active Lungs - Group Rehabilitation  

Our Active Lungs program is currently only run at our Wollongong Clinic. Contact our Wollongong Clinic on Ph 4207 9999 and ask about getting involved in our Active Lungs program today.