What happens at the PR assessment?
The first assessment lasts for half an hour. A specialised physiotherapist will have a discussion with you and ask you questions about your condition, any relevant past medical history and talk about what medication you take (inhalers & tablets). Your resting oxygen reading and pulse will be taken as well as blood pressure.
The 2nd part involves completing a questionnaire and a walking test.
The walking test. We carry out a walking test with every assessment. This is to give us an initial recording of your exercise capacity and we also test your heart rate and oxygen reading during the test to ensure you're safe to complete the exercises. The walking test and questionnaire is also completed at the end of the programme.