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Breathe Easy Program - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

An 8 to 10 week exercise and education program for adults who have a chronic lung disease diagnosis confirmed by a doctor.

The Pulmonary Rehab Program provides those who have a chronic respiratory disease with a friendly, supportive environment in which they can learn how to better manage their chronic condition, improve their fitness level and reduce admissions to hospital.

With the help of respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, kinesiologists, fitness leaders, therapy assistants and others, patients will learn more about their lung condition and how their medications work to help them, how to conserve energy and how to better manage stress.They will also learn how to make healthy eating decisions, how to exercise within their capabilities to improve their fitness and how to maintain their fitness levels.

Program sessions are usually held twice a week and include a one-hour presentation on a different topic each session, and a one and a half hour exercise session. We also offer smoke cessation programs and are available to discuss this with anyone who is interested.


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Contact Details

Strathcona Community Hospital

9000 Emerald Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8H 0J3
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Service Providers May Include
dietitians, exercise leaders, kinesiologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), respiratory therapists (RTs), therapy assistants, social workers

Adults who have:

  • diagnosis of chronic respiratory disease confirmed by pulmonary function testing with interpretation by a pulmonologist
  • cardiac stability confirmed by the referring physician and / or a cardiac stress testing and/or ECG.
  • ability to perform mild to moderate exercises
  • commitment to attend the sessions over ten weeks
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

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