April 4, 2020 Event

Rescheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020

Interactive Symposium on
Physical Activity After Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair working out on lat-pull machine in gym

A Free Event!
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:30 – 4:30

Rudd Heart and Lung Ctr
201 Abraham Flexner Way

On the UofL Health-Jewish Hospital campus. Directions:
Free valet parking for survivors of stroke and SCI.

Register by October 2, 2020

Four older folks enjoying seated stretching or yoga class

The event will include adapted gentle, chair yoga classes and interactive exercise demonstrations for participants who are survivors of stroke and spinal cord injuries. (Discuss with your physician to determine if you can participate.)

Community organizations that provide physical activities for people with disabling conditions will have information tables at the event.

Woman participating in outdoor run/roll race

Featured Speakers:

Sandra Billinger, PT, Ph.D., FAHA (Fellow of the American Heart Association), University of Kansas. She is the Director of the Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) laboratory, Neurovascular Division Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas.
Christopher West, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a translational research scientist who investigates the neural, cardiovascular, and respiratory consequences of SCI, and the relationship between physical activity and health after SCI.

8:30: Healthcare Professional Registration
9:00: Exercise is Medicine for Stroke Recovery: The Role of Fitness and Vascular Health by Sandra Billinger PT, Ph.D.
10:00: How Exercise and Physical Activity Can Improve Health and Function after Spinal Cord Injury by Christopher West, Ph.D.
11:00: Community Member Registration
11:30: Aerobic Exercise and Stroke Recovery: What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain by Sandra Billinger PT, Ph.D.
12:30: LUNCH, provided free of charge
1:15: Exercise and Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury by Christopher West Ph.D.
1:30 – 4:30: Adapted Yoga Classes and Interactive Exercise Demonstrations for Stroke and SCI survivors.

This event is made possible by a grant from the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, and with the support of Frazier Rehab Institute.

The project described is supported by Grant Number 90PRRC0001-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Wellness Edge staff and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Community Living Or HHS.

Support also is provided by: