Knowledge Translation / Educational Resources

The following tools are evidence-informed and co-developed with the people whom the tools are intended to be used by. Accompanying publications describing their development process and evaluation are provided where available in “Research”.

I START Toolkit

The I START Toolkit is a knowledge translation tool to facilitate the uptake and delivery of strength training prescriptions for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The Toolkit is a 2-part complementary guide where there is one version for the health & exercise professional, and another version for the patient. It’s been designed to facilitate a conversation between both parties to incorporate shared decision-making within the development of a tailored prescription.

Click here to download the Client Guide / Client Guide (Printable Version).

Click here to download the Health and Exercise Professional Guide / Health and Exercise Professional Guide (Printable Version)

I START Exercise Videos

To accompany the I START Toolkit, this playlist includes videos of various movement patterns with demonstrations, progressions, and regressions with individuals living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Click here to view accompanying exercise videos.

Process Model for Work-Integrated Learning Co-Development

This model is a tool to guide the co-development for work-integrated learning in higher education institutions. It’s a resources that has been developed in collaboration with end-users including students, faculty, and practicum host organizations. The creation of the Work-Integrated Learning Co-Development Model is guided by an integrated knowledge translation approach.

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The ProACTIVE SCI Toolkit is designed to help physiotherapists work with their clients with SCI to be physically active outside of the clinic. It’s a step-by-step resource that uses three overarching strategies including education, referral, and prescription to develop tailored strategies that work for both the physiotherapist and their client with SCI.

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ProACTIVE SCI Intervention Training

If you’d like to receive training materials and discuss how to implement the ProACTIVE SCI physical activity counselling in your setting, please contact Dr. Jasmin Ma at

ProACTIVE SCI Physical Activity Counselling Form

The ProACTIVE SCI physical activity counselling form is a guide for having a physical activity conversation with clients with SCI. This form is currently used in BC’s largest rehabilitation centre (GF Strong Hospital) and BC’s provincial SCI advocacy organization (SCI BC).

Click here to download the health provider version.

Click here to download the peer coach version.


FUNtervals has reached over 300 schools in countries across the world including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa, India, and the United States and has been included in trainings across North America (e.g., training administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and various Public Health departments). See ‘Research’ for publications.

FUNtervals are kid-friendly exercises that accompany story lines performed using the Tabata protocol (Tabata et al., 1996). This includes 20 seconds of quick enthusiastic movement followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals. Funtervals have demonstrated improvements in executive function and classroom behaviour among primary school students.

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Resisted Exercise Initiative (RExI)

RExI is an abbreviation for the PT Knowledge Broker facilitated project started in April 2019: Resisted Exercise Initiative (RExI) – Use of resisted exercise by physiotherapists for elderly patients in BC Hospitals. The current volume and level of acuity of elderly patients in acute care settings challenges physical therapists to address all needs. One related aspect of practice that is receiving increasing attention is the optimal prescription of resistance exercise in these settings.

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