Pulmonary rehabilitation is one of the most effective interventions in COPD. Effective rehabilitation programs have been shown to reduce symptoms, disability, handicap, reduce hospitalisation rates and improve lung function. However pulmonary rehabilitation programs have been identified to be significantly under-utilised services in managing chronic lung disease.
Accordingly, in light of the high levels of evidence supporting pulmonary rehabilitation as part of management of COPD in conjunction with the current under utilisation, this program aimed to:
- Train exercise professionals (physiotherapist and accredited exercise physiologists) to meet the standards required to deliver safe and best practice programs.
- Develop awareness and engagement in the value of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Provider: Lung Foundation Australia
Funding amount: $35,550