Pulmonary Physiotherapy at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, our specalist respiratory physiotherapist runs a pulmonary rehabilitation programme of exercise and education designed for people suffering with long-term lung problems, particulary chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pulmonary rehabilitation runs in conjunction with our Respiratory Service to provide the best care for each patient.

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to find out more about Pulmonary Rehabillitation


Evidence suggests that pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in improving exercise tolerance and quality of life for patients suffering with COPD.  It is now the recommended alternative intervention to drugs, by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). 

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Undertaken on an individual basis or as part of a group, each session of an hour, consists of a circuit of prescribed exercises which increase each week to build strength and stamina. This is then followed by an education and discussion session which are a vital part of enabling the patient to self-manage their condition and its symptoms.

Who might benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Patients with long-term lung conditions who suffer breathlessness, tend to do less exercise. This negatively affects their muscle power and general fitness to perform everyday tasks such as climbing stairs and slopes. Pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to reverse those effects and improve a patients strength, ability to tolerate exercise and perceived breathlessness.

For more information please call us on 02392 456050 or email ptphysio@spirehealthcare.com 

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