Day of Lung Science - Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD; is there benefit?

People with chronic lung conditions often experience variable but progressive shortness of breaths with decreased exercise capacity often leading avoidance of physical activity. This triggers a vicious cycle of deconditioning resulting in diminished functional capacity and reduced quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a non-pharmacological management strategy for COPD that is associated with profound clinical benefit but is often under utilized.