Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that includes exercise, education and support. Also known as 'exercise training', it is a treatment for any chronic lung disease involving breathlessness and/or fatigue. A program usually runs once a week for 6-8 weeks and is run by physiotherapists. It can be done as an outpatient at a hospital or in the community. New research is investigating ways that pulmonary rehabilitation can be done by people in their own homes, i.e. "telerehabilitation".
|ARIEL||Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding…|
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding a bike, can help...
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Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
Prof Anne Holland's research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is featured as one of the 10 best research topics in the NHMRC publication, Tracker.
This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.
University of Melbourne Chair of Physiotherapy at Austin Health, Professor David Berlowitz has had quite a memorable week.
Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.