Many people with lung diseases struggle with how to lead a good live despite of serious diseases which in many cases are progressive and sometimes life threatening. Knowledge about nutrition, activities in your daily life and learning how to cope with a difficult disease is a big part of the rehabilitation program.
Patients who smoke, and are motivated to quit, are also given courses to help them stop smoking (smoking cessation). Feeling less breathless often leads to an increased quality of life.
Focus on physical activities are also important for us, and we also spend a lot of the time out-doors.
The four pillars of the Skibotn Method for rehabilitation are:
The rehabilitation is led by nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, psychologist and physicians with special competence in rehabilitation and lung diseases.
The physical activity is versatile; with components like:
During lectures, we learn about topics such as:
In our well-established and trusted rehabilitation model for lung and heart patients, we focus on the four life style factors we can control; stress management, physical activities, smoking and nutrition. All of these factors are important in managing lung disease. We focus on the patients' own, individual goals. This is because we know that when the goals are your own, it is easier to be motivated to make the necessary changes. During the rehabilitation time, it is important to focus on the here and now, but also be aware that the changes that you make here, you will need to implement in your ordinary life when you return home. Our experience and results in this field are excellent.
We try out various kinds of physical activities in order for the individual to figure out what he or she likes and what is possible to continue with when you come home.
The nutrition is a large part of the rehabilitation, and both lectures, practical activities as well as giving you recipes which you can use when you come home.
Stress management is important in order to show how focus and awareness controls your mind sets and to enable you to become motivated for change.
The course in how to quit smoking is led by certified instructors.
Through patient involvement, each individual influences his and her rehabilitation program. This is done in order to increase the quality of the rehabilitation.
People ACB or PCI surgeries without complications during or after surgery
People with heart failure NYHA classification 1 or 2