||Chairobics® Cheryl Spessert
is a Respiratory Nurse Clinician who created and produced this professional
video in 1991 to fill a need of her patients. At that time there
was very little of a practical and professional nature concerning
the benefits of exercise for the respiratory patient. Shortly thereafter,
an Ohio State University Research Study was conducted which validated the
concepts that Cheryl presented in her film. While some of the hardware
pictured is a little dated, the information contained in the film is first
rate and as applicable today as it was in '91. The film was well
received and used in many respiratory recovery programs around the country.
However, the film is really intended for the individual user and is an
excellent source of information for those who are just beginning to understand
what the affliction of COPD is. As the name implies, the main topic
of the film is a way to exercise with minimum hardware. No treadmill
or exercise bike required; just a chair, a smile and a good attitude.
The patients pictured, like me, are geezers who obviously are enjoying
themselves exercising together with the help of some good exercise music.
However, the film is not just for geezers and covers a multitude of other
things which are important for the COPD patient to understand like target
heart rate, better breathing techniques, perceived exertion rates during
exercise, relaxation through mediation, oxygen hardware, use of Measured
Dose Inhalers, stop smoking tips, and a whole lot of other goodies.
The patient discount price is $29.95 plus $3 shipping for a total of $32.95.
The tape is not available through Amazon.com but may be ordered toll free
direct at 1-800-521-7303 (Price for institutional use is $49.95 plus shipping).