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2.22.21 - Pulm. Rehab AACVPR

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a structured exercise program designed for people living with chronic lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Exercise can give you more energy and improve your focus, your mood, and your overall sense of wellbeing.

Pulmonary rehabilitation includes:

  • Exercise training
  • Education on managing your disease
  • Learning how to develop behavior change strategies and stick with healthy behaviors

In-person, center-based PR is at this time considered the most effective and safest model of PR in the US. You can find a directory of pulmonary rehabilitation programs here.

Some people aren’t able to attend an in-person pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program because of distance or cost. The modules below provide some of the information and resources that you would receive through a pulmonary rehabilitation program, although they are not a substitute for in-person pulmonary rehabilitation.

Find a pulmonary rehabilitation program: AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Directory

Talk with your health care provider before starting any new exercise routine to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for you.

MODULE 1: Introduction to pulmonary rehabilitation

Have you discussed starting an exercise routine your health care provider? Talk with your health care provider before going on to Module 2. Speak with your health care provider to decide which level of exercise (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) is right for you.

Read: Pulmonary Rehabilitation for People with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Preparing for an Exercise Routine

Home Based Exercise Introduction - Start Here


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Overview

 

MODULE 2: Exercise Videos and What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Exercise: Have you discussed starting an exercise routine your health care provider? Talk with your health care provider before starting an exercise routine. Speak with your health care provider to decide which level of exercise (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) is right for you.

Exercise resources: Home-based exercise handout

Tracking your exercise routine: 8 week exercise logvital sign log sheet, SMART goals worksheet

Exercise videos:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise


Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis: What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Quick overview (about 5 minutes):  “Life with PF | What is PF?”


Diving deeper (about 1 hour):
“Overview of Pulmonary Fibrosis” webinar


Read:
Pulmonary Fibrosis Information Guide

MODULE 3: Exercise Videos and Supplemental Oxygen

Exercise: Have you discussed starting an exercise routine your health care provider? Talk with your health care provider before starting an exercise routine. Speak with your health care provider to decide which level of exercise (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) is right for you.

Exercise videos:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise


Diving Deeper (about 1 hour):
“Oxygen 101” webinar

Read: Oxygen Basics Booklet

MODULE 4: Exercise Videos and Treatment Options

Exercise: Have you discussed starting an exercise routine your health care provider? Talk with your health care provider before starting an exercise routine. Speak with your health care provider to decide which level of exercise (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) is right for you.

Exercise videos:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise

Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis: Treatment Options

Quick overview (about 5 minutes):  “Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis | Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis”

 

Diving Deeper (about 1 hour): “Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis” webinar

MODULE 5: Exercise Videos and Mindfulness

Exercises: Have you discussed starting an exercise routine your health care provider? Talk with your health care provider before starting an exercise routine. Speak with your health care provider to decide which level of exercise (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) is right for you. 

Exercise videos:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise

Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis: Mindfulness

Quick overview: Mindfulness 1-pager w/infographic, printable, downloadable and mobile-friendly

Diving Deeper (about 1 hour):

MODULE 6: Exercise Videos and Managing the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Exercise videos:  

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise

Living with pulmonary fibrosis: Managing the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis

Watch (about 1 hour): “Cough 101: An Overview of Cough in Pulmonary Fibrosis”


Watch (about 1 hour)
: “Symptom Management in Pulmonary Fibrosis”

MODULE 7: Exercise Videos and Nutrition

Exercise videos: 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise

Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis: Nutrition

Watch (about 30 minutes): “Nutrition” webinar

MODULE 8: Exercise Videos and Psychosocial Support

Exercise videos: 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Beginner Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intermediate Exercise



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Advanced Exercise

Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis: Psychosocial Support

Quick overview (about 5 minutes): “Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis | Why Join a Support Group”


Diving deeper (about 1 hour):
“Mental Health and Chronic Disease” webinar



Find a support group: https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/life-with-pf/support-groups 

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The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is a multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

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