Pulmonary Rehabilitation / Respiratory Rehabilitation at St. Paul's Hospital

The Respiratory Rehabilitation program provides education and exercise training for patients with chronic lung disease to assist them with symptom management and improve their daily ability to function. This physiotherapy-based program includes a multi-disciplinary team comprised of a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a dietician and a respiratory therapist. Patients with a diagnosis of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or bronchiectasis can be referred by their respirologist or family physician.

The program has a scheduled intake. Each session is 8 weeks long for 2 hours each visit (1 hour education and 1 hour exercise training) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session and the classes take place in the Physiotherapy Department on the 3rd floor of the Burrard Building at St. Paul’s Hospital. An intake assessment and testing will be scheduled prior to attending the program.

For more information or to send a referral, please contact:

Physiotherapy Services,

3rd floor Burrard Building, SPH

Phone (604) 806-8115

Fax (604) 806-9143