Assessment > Post Program


Maintenance programs

For the positive effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program to be maintained in the long term, patients should be encouraged to be involved in a maintenance program.

Some examples of maintenance sessions are:

Continuing with the home exercises performed during the program

Joining a local walking group

Joining a gym or exercise class

Joining a “Lungs in Action” group

Finding a friend to exercise with

Starting a new activity such as swimming, bowling, bush walking


Following a rehabilitation program, patients should be encouraged to do at least three home training sessions per week.

To encourage ongoing exercise, it may be beneficial to offer a follow up assessment.