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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that combines exercise training, smoking cessation, nutrition counselling, and education, in an attempt to improve the functional capacity and quality of life of patients with Respiratory diseases. https://aqicn.org/city/delhi/

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and education for people with a long-term lung condition. Aim of pulmonary Rehabilitation is to reversing or stabilizing the extra-pulmonary effects of lung diseases.

Why pulmonary rehabilitation?

Rising air pollution in a Delhi is leading to rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases in the population. As air pollution reached alarming levels in the national capital Region, a surge in the number of patients suffering from respiratory and breathing complications, especially children and the elderly. Pollution levels in the region are persistently in the "severe plus" category.

Who can undergo pulmonary rehabilitation?

Patients with following conditions are appropriate candidates for PR:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Chest wall disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Selected neuromuscular diseases
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Perioperative conditions (thoracic or abdominal surgery, lung transplantation, lung volume reduction surgery).

Goals of PR

  • Reduce symptoms
  • Decrease disability
  • Increase participation in physical and social activities
  • Improve the overall quality of life (QOL)

These goals are achieved through:

  • Patient and family education
  • Exercise training
  • Psychosocial and behavioural intervention
  • Outcome assessment under expert guidance


  • Controlled Environment for pulmonary patients
  • Specially designed Tilt-Table for postural drainage
  • Mechanical vibrator for chest wall oscillations
  • Airway Clearance techniques
    • Manual
    • Mechanical
  • State of Art equipment for strength and Endurance training