October 17, 2020 Online Event

Physical Activity after Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury

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

A Free Online Event!
Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:45 – 3:30

Live on Zoom

Register by October 15, 2020

Four older folks enjoying seated stretching or yoga class

This live Zoom event will inform stroke and spinal cord injury survivors, caregivers, and healthcare providers how physical activity can improve health after stroke and spinal cord injury. PTs and OTs can earn 2 hours of CEUs.

Two experts–one on stroke recovery, and one on SCI recovery–will provide evidence-based, specific recommendations for physical activity after stroke and spinal cord injury.


Featured Speakers:

Sandra Billinger, PT, Ph.D., FAHA (Fellow of the American Heart Association). She is the Director of the Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) laboratory, the 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.


Healthcare Professional-Oriented Talks:
10:45: Check-in
11:00: Exercise is Medicine for Stroke Recovery: The Role of Fitness and Vascular Health by Sandra Billinger PT, Ph.D.
12:10: How Exercise and Physical Activity Can Improve Health and Function after Spinal Cord Injury by Christopher West, Ph.D.

Community member-oriented talks:
1:15: Check-in
1:30: Aerobic Exercise and Stroke Recovery: What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain by Sandra Billinger PT, Ph.D.
2:40: Exercise and Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury by Christopher West Ph.D.


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.

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