5 facts about pulmonary rehabilitation

Each year in November, health care workers highlight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with the aim to raise awareness, share knowledge, and discuss ways to reduce the burden of COPD worldwide.

To mark World COPD Day this month, Cardiorespiratory Group National Chair Meredith King, APAM, and Chair of the NSW Cardiorespiratory Group Sonia Cheng, APAM, highlight five discussion points about the role of physiotherapy in pulmonary rehabilitation.

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) has highlighted key messages from the 5 facts article featured in the November edition of InMotion and produced this infographic. Click on the image below to access a printable A3 file.

About the Authors:

Meredith King, APAM, is the current national chairperson for the APA Cardiorespiratory Group. Clinically she works as a senior physiotherapist in the Chronic Disease Community Rehabilitation Service (Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation) in Northern Sydney.
Sonia Cheng, APAM is the chair of the APA NSW Cardiorespiratory Group. Sonia is a lecturer at the University of Sydney and works at Royal Prince Alfred and Westmead hospitals in acute care.