COPD Rehab Classes

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rehabilitation Program

What Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD?Lungs

This is an term which includes the conditions of

Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. COPD is what it is shortened to and many refer to this as such.

  • Chronic means over time usually related to illness.
  • Bronchitis is inflammation of the airway of the lungs known as the bronchi
  • Emphysema is when the smaller airways and air sacs known as (alveoli) of the lungs are damaged.

Is COPD Common?

COPD is quite common. About 3 million people have been diagnosed with it in the UK.  These are only known cases as people make the mistake of having a cold or cough and mild breathlessness when diagnosed from by their doctor.

What is COPD Rehabilitation?

Supported by the local Health Authority and backed by the British Lung Foundation (BLF). This is class designed to support those that are living with Chronic Ob- structive Pulmonary Disease or one of many other lung conditions.

A class where you work at your pace and rest when you need.

What Are The Health Benefits Of the COPD Rehabilitation Program?

  • Help reduce the risk of Hospital admissions
  • Help reduce your risk of Diabetes
  • Help attain your ideal Weight & Reduce Body Fat
  • Help improve your Immune System
  • Improve Circulation, Muscle Tone & Posture
  • Strengthens Bones and Increases Joints Mobility
  • An Increased Sense Of Well Being And Promoting Better Sleep

We will also help you to create a healthy lifestyle and encourage life extending habits. Allowing you to exercise together with others that under- stand your thoughts and worries.

A qualified instructor is always on hand to help supervise and assist.

To encourage, motivate and answer your questions. And to help pace yourself during class.

Southend & Basildon Hosiptal COPD Rehabilitation units can refer following your attendance at their in-house sessions for a wide variety of conditions, so please feel free to ask your Physiotherapist for further in- formation.

We  do encourage you to attend weekly. The classes take place on a variety of days throughout the week this will enable you to fit your class around your lifestyle. Our instructor is trained by the BLF and have many years experience of working within the Fitness industry.

How Do You Join The Scheme?

You can be referred by Basildon or Southend Hospital using the Patient Information sheet.

Once you have your referral sheet make an appointment by contacting us to.British Lung Foundation

You Can Download Your GP Referral Forms Here GP Referral form 2014   &  G P Referral form Mar 13 (Simply right click save as)

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What Should You Wear: We recommend training shoes or close fitting shoes, some comfortable unrestricted clothing like jogging bottoms or shorts and a T-Shirt, also please bring a drink of water.

Monday 1.30pm – 3.00pm Balmoral Community Centre, Salibury Ave, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 7AU

Thursday 2.00pm 3.30pm The War Memorial Hall, High Road, Canvey Island SS8 7RZ

Class charge £4 inc. refreshments.

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