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Exercise Prescription

An exercise training program requires an individual prescription in terms of:

  • Intensity
  • Duration
  • Frequency
  • Type (interval or continuous)
  • Mode (e.g. walking, cycling, arm exercise)
  • Progression

The prescription for each patient should be based on his / her results from tests of exercise capacity and strength.

Exercise Training

A pulmonary rehabilitation program must include, at minimum, lower limb endurance exercise training.


Optimally, a pulmonary rehabilitation should also include:


Other components that may be included are: