Welcome to Lung Rehab Voyage and Mind Vibes

We guarantee a service with Passion, Equity, Agile and Integrity. We believe in Person-Centred & Co-ordinated Care. We are based in Gloucester, but all sessions are held online.

Welcome!

Devi Sundar (previously Shakila Devi Perumal), M.Sc., M.S, FHEA, HCPC, BACP

As a Consultant and Founder of Lung Rehab Voyage, my speciality and passion are pulmonary (respiratory) rehabilitation, counselling and psychotherapy for wide range of chronic respiratory and mental health disorders.

With evidence-based tools, our goal is to help you better understand your condition, self-mange with professional support, feel happier, and more fulfilled as a person, partner and professional.

You can read more about Devi by visiting our About Clinician page.

Our Services

We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help, please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs). We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online so you can avail the Features of Tele-Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Mental Health Programme (PRMHP) in your comfort at your home, or outdoor settings.

Chronic lung conditions affect someone’s life journey early or late, jeopardising their wellbeing, movement and social life. People with chronic lung conditions get trapped in a cycle of inactivity, isolation and worsening breathlessness. Covid-19 has great negative impact on people with chronic lung conditions worsening the spiral of inactivity and exacerbations...

Reaching out to mental health counselling can be challenging with societies stigmatised views on mental health, counselling and psychotherapy. I can assure you to offer my empathetic active listening skills to explore with you your potential to discover your journey on matters that triggered you to reach out to my therapy consultation and sessions....

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Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is commitment for quality and innovative pulmonary rehab care to ensure the highest level of satisfaction for service user. Here at Lung Rehab Voyage we are driven by evidence-based practice and patient reported outcomes through our expertise in pulmonary rehab and mental health services.

Passionate

We believe everyone should be able to enjoy an active lifestyle and support this mission of active and meaningful quality of life for everyone.

Equity

We are committed to providing high quality healthcare in an equitable and accessible way.

Agile

We tailor to individual needs and expectations to attain highest personal wellbeing goals and lifestyle aspirations.

Integrity

We collaborate with physicians or allied Health workers in development of treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Expert

We are committed to excellence in clinical standards and customer service.

Who We Treat

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a chronic, complex illness with multiple systemic effects and co-morbidities requires an integrated approach for optimal management. COPD is a basket of diseases that includes Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema & some forms of Asthma.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an essential component and its holistic approach provide a convenient platform to address all the relevant morbidities of the patient with COPD and coordinate care.

How COPD Affects Lungs:


https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/video/animation-copd

How to Avoid COPD Exacerbations/Flare-Ups:

https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/video/video-copd-flares

What Is Walking Pneumonia?:

https://www.webmd.com/lung/walking-pneumonia

Interstitial Lung Disease

What is Interstitial Lung Disease?

Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis | Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Bronchiectasis

Dr. Aldorando of Pulmonary Care of Central Florida Explains Bronchiectasis

Lung Cancer

What is Lung Cancer?

Post COVID rehab

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COVID-19 Recovery at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

How to Manage Breathlessness with Respiratory illness

Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Depression

What is depression? – Helen M. Farrell

Compulsive & obsessive disorder of smoking

Smoking and mental health

How it works/Start your journey

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?

Lung rehab Voyage believes in promoting patient autonomy and engagement. A doctor’s or consultant referral is not necessary to see a therapist in private practice, although we frequently work in partnership with your doctor or consultant to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.

What should I expect?

To begin, your healthcare professional will assess your condition, diagnose any problems and help you understand what is wrong. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your positive health outcomes. Throughout your treatment program, your healthcare professional will evaluate your progress at regular intervals and modify your treatment and goals accordingly. Wherever possible, your therapist will also help you to manage your condition independently for the longer term.

How long are my appointments?

Depending on the type of treatment, your initial appointment will last from 30 to 60 minutes. Some complex conditions or treatment of multiple areas may require longer consultations; if this is the case your healthcare professional will discuss your options with you.

How do I schedule follow-up appointments?

During each session, your healthcare professional will discuss your treatment plan and suggest an optimal package. Then, at the end of each visit, you should check in with our administration team to re-schedule your next appointment.

Will I always have the same healthcare professional?

It is our policy to schedule you with the same healthcare professional over the course of your treatment. Occasionally, substitutions or referrals another member of the team, who has additional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.

Will my insurance cover the cost of my treatment?

In order to accommodate each patient’s schedule and for the efficient operation of our practice, reserving time slots for treatments is very important. That time slot is held specifically for you. If you do need to cancel and reschedule, please give 24 hours’ notice, to avoid a cancellation fee. A full consultation fee may apply if more than 3 same day cancellations are made.

What should I do if I am unable to make it to my appointment?

In order to accommodate each patient’s schedule and for the efficient operation of our practice, reserving time slots for treatments is very important. That time slot is held specifically for you. If you do need to cancel and reschedule, please give 24 hours’ notice, to avoid a cancellation fee. A full consultation fee may apply if more than 3 same day cancellations are made.

Where is your location?

We are based in Gloucester, but all sessions are held online.

Reach Out To Us!

Feel free to email us if you have any questions about our services, or to arrange an appointment. You can also call us on our phone or mobile if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to us first. We are happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


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Inclusion Criteria

  • Confirmed medical diagnosis of chronic respiratory condition (COPD, ILD, Chronic Asthma, Bronchiectasis) or Pre/Post Thoracic Surgery
  • Optimised medical therapy for respiratory and mental health conditions as per NICE guidelines.
  • If smoking, consent to initiatives to reduce or quit smoking
  • If on long term oxygen therapy, ambulatory oxygen must be prescribed.
  • Priority will be given to those with an FEV < 50% of predicted value, CAT score 20 and above, MMRC- 3 with 1 hospitalisation > 2 weeks per 6 months (MRC 2 accepted if symptomatic and disabled by their condition)
  • Priority will be given to people who have not already completed a course of pulmonary rehab.
  • Informed consent to pulmonary rehabilitation and mental health therapy with an understanding that it requires motivation and active participation.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Unstable angina or cardiac disease (e.g., Acute Left Ventricular Failure)
  • Myocardial Infarction in 6 weeks prior to commencement of the programme
  • Chronic neurological or brain trauma dismissive of Pulmonary rehab participation.

Special consideration or modification will be given to patients with:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Locomotor problems limiting participation in the course.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension/ Syncope/blackouts.

Tell us how is your breathing in daily living…

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Tell us how is your breathing in daily living…

Please contact us to discuss the best way we can support you.

Telehealth - Book an appointment

Patients can now book your consultation online to let us know your availability. If you choose to do so, please complete self-referral form and please give us 48 hours to respond. To avoid disappointment, please choose appointment (date & time) post 48 hours from the time of submission of self-referral form.

Cancellation policy: We require at least 24 hrs notice to amend your cancellation. Any notice under 24 hours, charges of 15% applicable scheduled service will be subjected to payment to lung rehab voyage.

We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online.