The event will start with a 10-15 minute presentation to disseminate research results exploring community-based exercise in adult wheelchair users with childhood-onset disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida). This will be followed by a short demonstration of adaptive exercises and equipment (10-15 minutes). Following this, event attendees will be able to try out adaptive equipment and exercises for approximately 45 minutes. Refreshments will also be provided, and attendees will be able to ask researchers questions during this time.
People with physical disabilities are less physically active than the general population and have fewer opportunities to participate in exercise. This event will showcase the use of equipment and exercises so adults with physical disabilities can enjoy active recreation.
Karen McConnell, Katy Pedlow, Claire McFeeters from the School of Health Sciences at Ulster University will lead the presentation at the beginning of the event. We also hope to involve an exercise professional and research participant during this presentation to give attendees multiple perspectives on the topic.
Adults with physical disabilities.
Families/carers of adults with physical disabilities.
Exercise professionals/gym owners and managers.
Healthcare professionals working with adults with physical disabilities.
Voluntary sector/charity organisations working with adults with physical disabilities.
Adults with physical disabilities and exercise professionals.