Providing tailored counselling is an effective tool to promote and increase physical activity levels in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). This project aimed to:
- Co-create theory- and evidence-based best practices for SCI physical activity counselling
- Co-develop and evaluate online training modules on these best practices
This project was conducted by an international expert panel, including SCI researchers, counsellors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapist, personal trainers, inclusive educational expert, and people with SCI.
The best practices for SCI physical activity counselling are available in English, Dutch, and French (refer to the Downloadable Resources).
Our SCI physical activity counselling modules are available to everyone. To register, please click here.
The members of the expert panel include:
Heather L. Gainforth*
Kathleen A. Martin Ginis*
Emily E. Giroux
Jasmin K. Ma
Erica de Passillé
Rita van den Berg-Emons
Anniek van Vilsteren
This work was supported by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Hoekstra, F., Gainforth, H. L., Broeksteeg, R., Corras, S., Collins, D., Gaudet, S., Giroux, E. E., McCallum, S., Ma, J. K., Rakiecki, D., Rockall, S., van den Berg-Emons, R., van Vilsteren, A., Wilroy, J., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2023). Theory- and evidence-based best practices for physical activity counseling for adults with spinal cord injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1–13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2023.2169062
Hoekstra F, Martin Ginis KA, Collins D, Dinwoodie M, Ma JK, Gaudet S, Rakiecki D, SCI Exercise Counselling Panel, Gainforth HL. (2023) Applying state space grids methods to characterize counsellor-client interactions in a physical activity behavioural intervention for adults with disabilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 65, 102350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2022.102350