The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service has continued to address the health needs for patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) throughout the borough of Newham. Just breathe is an exercise and educational class that can help break the vicious cycle of increasing breathlessness, fatigue and reduced fitness.
One of the main objectives is to empower the patients with techniques and skills to manage their long term condition. Outcome measures are effectively utilised to show them objectively how their functional ability is improving throughout the programme. Referrals are received from the patient/GP/other Health Care Professionals.
Recent initiatives and achievements
Patients are admitted into the classes for a 6 week course, meeting twice a week or once a week for 8 weeks. We continue to receive positive and encouraging feedback as well as compliments from patients who attend these programmes.
Due to popular demand a second phase maintenance class meets at Balaam Street Leisure centre on Thursdays in conjunction with the British Lung Foundations Breathe Easy Group.
Where services are run:
Physiotherapy Gym, 29 Romford Road, London. E15 4LY
Physiotherapy Gym, East Ham Care Centre, Shrewsbury Road, London, E7 8QP
Balaam Street Leisure Centre, London, E13 8AF