- Individual and group appointments
- Supervised exercise
- Education series
Our team, comprised of a physiotherapist, rehab assistant, nurse and respiratory therapist, will work with you and your doctor/nurse practitioner to ensure you get the best possible care for managing your lung disease.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Phone number: 705-328-6091
What you need to know
Who can participate?
Adults with Lung Disease: COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis), restrictive lung disease, asthma, pre/post lung transplant
How do I register?
Your family doctor/nurse practitioner or specialist must refer you to the program. The service is free of charge. Click here for the Health First Referral Form.
How long is the program?
The exercise program runs 12 weeks (two times per week for 90 minutes). Home Exercise Programs are available.
What education classes are offered?
All clients have access to the Health First Learning Opportunities. Click here to return to Health First home page for Learning Opportunities.
What should I bring to my Appointment?
- Red Hospital Card
- Reading glasses, hearing aid if needed
- ALL medications in their original bottles, prescribed and over-the-counter, including herbals and vitamins
- Friend or family to accompany you
Where is it located?
The Pulmonary (Lung) rehabilitation program is located at the Ross Memorial Hospital on the third floor entering off Kent Street. Take the BLUE elevators to the third floor, turn right off the elevator, then turn left into the Health First unit.
Map to the Health First Unit from the Main Entrance
Where can I get more information on Lung Disease and Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
The Lung Association - www.on.lung.ca/
The Breathworks Plan
Asthma Action Handbook
Taking control of Asthma
Hodder, Rick, M.D., Lightstone, Susan. Every Breath I Take, Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co. 2001.
Allergy Asthma Information Association - www.aaia.ca
Occupational Asthma Resources - www.iapa.ca
Phone: (705) 328-6091
Fax: (705) 328-6202