Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a broad medically supervised program that helps improving the health and well-being of people suffering from pulmonary problems. We at Vimhans PrimaMed have designed a unique program to ensure fast recovery of the patients and improve the quality of life.

Our rehab program includes chest therapy, endurance training, education on lung hygiene and healthy living, effective counseling to minimize stress & trigger factors and smoking cessation to help you returning an active and healthy life.

People suffer from the following disorders require Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
Chronic bronchitis
Muscular dystrophy
Interstitial lung diseases
Combines cardio-pulmonary

Vimhans PrimaMed has a dedicated rehab facility with separate areas for oxygen therapy, postural drainage, nebulisation and telemetric ESG monitored systems like treadmill, stepper, ergo cycles, and cross trainer; resistance training classes and a gymnasium for pre-class warmup; human performance lab for lung function testing; and a trained and dedicated team for patient education.

Objective of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The program is aimed at preventing and limiting the psychological and physiological effects of pulmonary disorder and improving the overall cardio-pulmonary status and heath. The goal is reached through making and following individualized programmes of exercise, education & lifestyle modification tailored to individual needs and abilities.

Three Phase Programme

Initial Phase- This is an inpatients programme starts at the moment of hospitalization. It’s meant for initiating the early mobilization for reducing the effects of de-conditioning. It includes chest wall manipulation, oxygen therapy, postural drainage, nebulisation, breathing excercises and incentive spirometry to improve oxygenation. This programme is continued with a walking and exercise at home, till the patient returns back to the hospital for the next phase.

Conditioning Phase- This includes a comprehensive programme to modify the factors of lung disorders along with the training. The programme also includes aerobic exercise, chest care, stress management, behavior modification, nutritional advices, smoking cessation, and patient and family education. This phase begins after the stabilization of the early symptoms. This is mostly conducted in the form of group sessions and classes.

Maintenance Phase- This phase is designed and planned for continuing the benefits gained by the patients during the Conditioning Phase. It commonly includes continuation of the aerobic programme with lesser frequency at home, at a hospital or in a gymnasium.

We at Vimhans PrimaMed have a multi-disciplinary team of renowned physiatrists (rehab physician), exercise physiologists, pulmonologists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists and nutritionists.