A FORMER coalminer who developed a severe form of a breathing condition has seen his quality of life transformed – thanks to a specialist exercise referral programme in Sheffield.
Terry Schofield was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 1995 after years of struggling with his health.
But thanks to the support of an exercise referral scheme at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, Terry no longer needs oxygen, has regained his energy and is able to enjoy life to the full, including spending time with his nine grandchildren.
Pulmonary specialist instructor Jo Strong, who is responsible for the scheme at Graves, which is operated by Sheffield International Venues said: “It’s brilliant to see the vast improvement in Terry since he joined. Now he doesn’t need oxygen to exercise and his health has improved by miles.
“It’s a pleasure to see the massive results for people that take part in the scheme. With one in four hospital admissions down to breathing problems the people of Sheffield can benefit greatly from these classes.”
Go backPosted on 13th June 2013