COPD

Frequently Asked Questions

8. If my doctor sends me for pulmonary rehabilitation, what type of people will I be working with and what do they do?

The pulmonary rehabilitation team is a group of health care professionals who work together with the patient and his/her own doctor to develop and monitor rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic lung diseases. Each member brings to the team expertise from his or her own area of specialty.

Each team may have a different makeup and combination of staff depending on what is needed and who is available. Teams can include a doctor, a nurse, a respiratory therapist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, an exercise therapist, a sociologist, a social worker, and a dietitian.