Respiratory Rehabilitation Program
There are several services available to patients suffering from respiratory conditions both at Southlake and in the community.
Southlake offers Independent Exercise Assessment through its Pulmonary Function Lab and patients with acute respiratory conditions may be seen Southlake's Urgent Medicine Clinic.
A physician's referral is required to access both of these services.
There are also several resources available in the community and online to patients with respiratory conditions, including, exercise programs, a support group, and education resources to support patients to improve their quality of life. These resources are listed below.
Community and Online Resources
Action 4 Life (Southlake)
The Action 4 Life group session is a four week program focused on cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility exercises that will help to improve overall physical well-being.
Note: A physician referral is required.
To register, please contact Sherry Hartnett at 905-895-4521, ext. 6734.
Chronic Disease Exercise Program
Offered by the Town of Newmarket, this program offers a general exercise class addressing cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. A physician please call the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place at 905-953-5325.
LA Fitness Respiratory Exercise Classes
These classes will be supervised by a fitness trainer who has been educated in
working with clients who have respiratory problems. Clients will have a brief intake interview
with the fitness trainer so that the trainer can get to know each client and
their goals. Clients will have access to
treadmills, seated bicycles, and light weights.
Clients will exercise independently under the supervision of the fitness
A Physiotherapist or
Respiratory Therapist from Southlake will be present during November to support
this program. Once LA Fitness team and
clients are established in the program, LA Fitness team may consult with
Southlake staff as needed.
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The private small gym is reserved for use only during class times on Tuesdays and Fridays
18367 Yonge Street (North east corner of Yonge Street and Green Lane)
East Gwillimbury, Ontario
$40.00 per month (No Initiation Fee)
For this fee, client may also use the facilities other times
Fitness at 289-803-0327, and ask to speak to Reg or Scott
Health Living Now Workshop
This workshop consisting of 6 sessions is for adults of all ages with any chronic condition. Learn effective strategies that will help you improve your quality of life. This workshop is also open to caregivers, support persons and family members.
For more information or registration please call 905-895-4521, ext. 6656.
Newmarket COPD Support Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Contact: Joan Hutchinson 905-895-0199
The Canadian Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association provides general information on Respiratory Diseases
The Ontario Lung Association
The Ontario Lung Association provides a list of Respiratory Rehab Programs in Ontario
Staffed by Certified Respiratory Educators, these help lines provide education to patients regarding management of their disease. Patients may contact them directly.
- COPD Helpline: 1-866-717-COPD (2673)
- Adult Asthma: 1-888-344 LUNG (5864)