The LungFIT pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) podcast series provides helpful information for healthcare providers working in PR, and may also be informative for patients and caregivers. Find the podcasts on UBC's website here.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilition (PR)?
PR is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based intervention for people with chronic lung disease. People who participate in PR report improved quality of life, reduced symptoms, and have better exercise tolerance. Many years of excellent research have provided PR with a solid evidence base, but often this evidence is not translated into clinical practice.
While some resources exist for people who work in PR, many are expensive and are not universally available. These podcasts are an attempt to expand access to available resrouces and cover topics related to PR including:
Clinical updates on assessment, tests, and tools
Interviews with other PR experts
Tips on how to improve your program
About Dr. Pat Camp
Dr. Pat Camp is a physical therapist and Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Physical Therapy. She is also a Principal Investigator at the UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation. Dr. Camp began the St. Paul’s Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in 1997, and is still involved with many program activities. Her research focuses on pulmonary rehabilitation for people with acute exacerbations of COPD; telehealth; and Indigenous lung health.
LungFIT podcasts are funded by BC Lung & the St. Paul's Foundation.