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”.
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.
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.
ProACTIVE SCI Toolkit
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.
ProACTIVE SCI Coaching Form
The ProACTIVE SCI coaching 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).
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 (link TBD).
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.
The following resources have been developed by students in response to community-identified needs. These resources have not undergone external peer-review.
Wiki Page: Inclusive Online Physical Activity Resources
The following link takes you to a compilation of inclusive online physical activity resources for people with disabilities. This list was generated by KIN 341: Instructional Strategies for Including Persons with Disabilities in Physical Activity students, led by Dr. Jasmin Ma.
Resources are organized by:
– Synchronous classes
– Strengthening videos
– Cardio videos
– Online physical activity counselling/coaching/training services
– Physical activity organizations
Wiki Page: Inclusive Physical Activity Opportunities
The following link takes you to a compilation of inclusive physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities across British Columbia. This list was generated by KIN 362: Inclusive Physical Activity for Individuals with Special Needs students, led by Dr. Jasmin Ma.
Opportunities are separated geographically by B.C. region:
– Fraser Valley
– Vancouver Island
Physical Activity Infographic Resources for People with Disabilities
Infographics linking to resources to get active! These materials were designed by KIN 341: Instructional Strategies for Including Persons with Disabilities in Physical Activity students, led by Dr. Jasmin Ma.
For people with intellectual disabilities:
– Physical Activity Brochure
For people with physical disabilities:
– Exercise Videos
– Physical Activity Organization Resources
For people with sensory disabilities:
– Inclusive Physical Activity Options
A Scoping Review of Interventions to Improve Strength Training Participation
Tailored Interventions for Supporting Physical Activity Participation in People with Arthritis and Related Conditions: A Systematic Review
Current Practices in and Barriers to Physiotherapists’ Use of Resistance Exercise with Older Adults in Acute Care
Tailored Physical Activity Behavior Change Interventions: Challenges & Opportunities