The video provides an introduction to physical activity, including tips on where to find exercise opportunities, how to start, plan and set goals, and where to find social support throughout the process.
Conducted in the context of the reduced physical capacity and increased chronic disease risk in persons with SCI, the video informs viewers how regular activity is key; not only to prevent chronic disease, but also to maintain the ability to engage in activities of daily life.
Research informed exercise guidelines
The exercise guidance provided is based on the work of PHC researchers Prof Vicky Tolfrey, Sven Hoekstra and David Maidment and produced in consultation with patients, physiotherapists and medical staff.
One of the often-cited barriers is the lack of information on the appropriate dose of exercise to engage in for health improvements. Exercise guidelines specifically tailored to persons with SCI form a tremendous step in removing this barrier.
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