COPD Rehabilitation

What is COPD rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a specialised programme of exercise and education designed to help people with lung problems such as COPD. It can help improve how much exercise you’re able to do before you feel out of breath, as well as your symptoms, self-confidence and emotional wellbeing.

What are Mechanisms for these morbidities?

Effects of hypoxemia
Low Cardiac output
Steroid myopathy
Diaphragmatic fatigue
Psychosocial dysfunction from anxiety, guilt, dependency and sleep disturbances.

What are the Benefits?

Improved Exercise Capacity
Reduced perceived intensity of dyspnea
Improve health-related QOL
Reduced hospitalization
Reduced anxiety and depression
Improved limb function
Benefits extend well beyond immediate period of training.

Components of a Rehabilitation Program

Exercise Training
Psychosocial/behavioral intervention
Nutrition assessment
Breathing techniques
Tailor made therapies
Medications, devices & specific supports
Outcome Assessment

Our Approach: “Journey of illness to wellness”


Cognitive Behavioral therapy(CBT)

Breathing techniques

Pursed Lip Breathing
Segmental breathing exercises
Thoracic expansion exercises
Autogenic drainage
Postural drainage

Diaphragmatic breathing


Named after Dr Konstantin Buteyko, the Buteyko Method consists of a series of breathing exercises and guidelines specifically designed to reduce over-breathing (clinically known as ‘chronic hyperventilation’). The simple fact is that many people breathe too much, which alters the natural levels of gases in the blood, reduces oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, and causes constriction of the smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels and airways. This can lead to numerous health problems. Bringing breathing volume towards normal and making the switch from mouth to nose breathing helps to alleviate such health problems.

Patrick McKeown is founder and Director of Training and Education at Buteyko Clinic International. Throughout his childhood and into his twenties, he suffered with severe asthma, breathing problems, poor concentration and disturbed sleep. His asthma left him hospitalized and on ever-increasing medication. Even an operation to relieve his nasal obstruction did not stop his breathing symptoms, sleep-disordered breathing and constant feelings of exhaustion.

Energy Conservation


Muscle Reconditioning

Mucus clearing and postural drainage

Our Goal

Sample Program