Pulmonary rehabilitation

The pulmonary rehabilitation program (inpatient and outpatient) is designed to maximise health through exercise, education and support.

The program aims to:

  • decrease disability by regaining strength and endurance lost as a result of inactivity and steroid-induced muscle weakness
  • reduce symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue by improving exercise capacity and teaching pacing and energy conservation strategies
  • target mood disturbances such as anxiety and depression and provide practical coping strategies and counselling to improve competence and mastery
  • improve overall Quality of Life, including increased participation in physical and social activities.

Specific issues such as medications and their use, nutrition, home oxygen therapy, sputum clearance techniques, home set-up and support services and community supports, are also addressed as part of the pulmonary rehabilitation program.

For referrals and enquiries:


rehabilitation-digital-referral.pdf Use our digital referral form and submit it online

Call        1300 46 REHAB

Email     rehab@epworth.org.au

Fax         03 9982 6696