Improve your breathing and shortness of breath - Pulmonary Rehabilitation program for COPD, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Asthma
Is your breathing holding you back from doing
what you love most?
Are you relying on your medications, puffers,
and pills, more and more?
Are you losing confidence in your ability to
use the stairs, to go for a walk,
play with the kids and grandkids?
Do you want a program that’s easy, doesn’t
puff you out too much, that you can stick with?
You're not alone. 2.7 million people in Australia have asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) affects 464,000 Australians. Both conditions make breathing difficult, particularly when doing activities that are more exerting - stairs for example, going for a walk etc. Often, people with Asthma and COPD avoid the exact things that cause shortness of breath, and this leads to worsening of breathing, fitness, and muscle strength. The good news is that we can improve your breathing, and it’s incredibly easy.
Our Exercise Physiologists at Health in Balance are trained specialists in pulmonary and respiratory rehabilitation. We know exactly how to assess you, improve your muscle function, your fitness, and your quality of life, with a program that you’ll be able to do in the comfort of your own home.
I am 84 years old and suffer from COPD (Emphysema). I have trouble breathing after any exertion, and had trouble in putting on my socks in the morning. I have been attending Health in Balance for about one year for 45minutes of exercise each week. Now I have no trouble with dressing, breath better and can walk greater distances without loss of breath. The exercise physiologists are very helpful at all times , never push you beyond what you are capable of. If you need some exercise with professional instructors i would recommend Health in Balance to you.
Les - Cheltenham
I am a Lung Physician and send a lot of patients with lung disease to Health in Balance for exercise training to improve their breathing. My patients continually report benefits from their time with Health in Balance. Thanks for your ongoing help with my patients.
Dr Barton Jennings, Bentleigh East
I have been referring my patients to Health In Balance since first meeting with Edouard and Daniel. I refer patients with diabetes, osteoarthritis, obesity, patients at risk of falls as well as any other chronic medical condition that will benefit from improved strength, balance and fitness. It is not uncommon for my patients to opt to continue with their program at Health in Balance after their Medicare funded sessions have run out; this in itself is a great testament to the care and professionalism of the team. I have always received excellent feedback from patients about the personalised services that the team at Health in Balance provides. For many elderly patients it is a reintroduction to exercise that they were fearful of making on their own. It is a pleasure to work in partnership.
Dr Sharon Monagle, Beaumaris
Let us help with your shortness of breath, lung function, muscle strength and fitness!
Our Healthy Breathing ™ program at Health in Balance Caulfield South has been designed to provide you with the exact skills and knowledge you need to help you with your breathing and exercise tolerance. We will:
- Work closely with your GP, and any other specialist (respiratory physician, cardiologist), to ensure we’re all on the same page with your lifestyle plan and program
- Analyse and explain lung function results you have
- Assess and analyse your lifestyle habits: sleep; stress; exercise and physical activity; nutrition; stress management techniques / coping strategies
- Assess the strength of your breathing muscles (diaphragm in particular) and fitness using a range of proven testing techniques, that are tailored to you
- Set some realistic goals with you - talking about the impact they’ll have on your life
- Prescribe a targeted lifestyle plan, specific to you, that actually gets the results you want
- Be a constant support for you, being there when you need us