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Programs & Services

Community Accessible Rehabilitation (CAR) - Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Community Accessible Rehabilitation (CAR) Pulmonary Rehabilitation program provides pulmonary rehabilitation for clients with moderate to severe chronic lung disease (as demonstrated on pulmonary function tests).

The program is time-limited, with a focus on the self-management of clients' chronic lung disease.

The following services may be offered in-person or virtually:

Multi-disciplinary, pulmonary rehabilitation program

  • supervised, personalized exercise and education sessions for clients with chronic lung disease
  • exercise sessions two to three times a week for 8 weeks, which include aerobic and strengthening exercises
  • multi-disciplinary disease-specific education sessions on the self-management of lung disease

topics include exercise safety, medications, energy conservation, relaxation techniques, oxygen therapy, personal directives, nutrition and other strategies for living with chronic lung disease.

Home exercise program

  • for clients who are unable to commit to the eight week program

limited visits for assessment, individual home exercise prescription and education on the self-management of their lung disease is provided.

Airway clearance techniques

  • for clients who require instruction on bronchial hygiene (e.g. client with bronchiectasis)

    Virtual sessions
  • requirements: Clients need a desktop, laptop, or mobile device (e.g. smartphone, tablet) with video and audio capabilities

Contact Details

South Calgary Health Centre

31 Sunpark Plaza SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2X 3W5

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Parking: 5 hours free.

Surface Parking Lot.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Closed Statutory holidays.

Service Providers May Include
physiotherapists (PTs), respiratory therapists (RTs), therapy assistants

Client must meet all of the following criteria:

  • have moderate to severe chronic lung disease (obstructive/restrictive)
  • have rehabilitation potential (ie. be able to walk 125 metres in 6 minutes and transfer independently)
  • be medically safe to perform moderate to vigorous exercise (no unstable cardiac condition)
Service Access

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

Wait Times

All referrals are screened for appropriateness and eligibility. Eligible patients are contacted directly with the first available appointment.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services