SCI Get Fit Toolkit
The SCI GET FIT Toolkit: a Canadian resource to help adults with spinal cord injury meet physical activity guidelines.
SCI Action Canada, along with and multidisciplinary expert panel, developed the SCI Get Fit Toolkit, an evidence-informed, SCI-specific resource, using a systematic process. The panel found that most people wanted a toolkit that was: brief, evidence-based, it should contain images of adults with tetraplegia and paraplegia, and links to more detailed on-line information. Furthermore, content of the toolkit should include the Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI, activities tailored to manual and power chair users, the benefits of physical activity, and strategies to overcome common physical activity barriers for adults with SCI. The inclusion of action plans and safety tips was also recommended.
The SCI Get Fit Toolkit was developed using these recommendations and was launched at McMaster University on November 11, 2011.
Download your copy of the SCI Get Fit Toolkit.
SCI-U (short for SCI University) is a series of 10 multimedia courses designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life.
Each course was developed by: people who live with SCI, and in collaboration with researchers and clinicians.
SCI Action Canada is proud to be part of this team, and particularly proud of having collaborated with the SCI-U team on the Physical Activity course.
About SCI Action Canada
Based at McMaster University, SCI Action Canada is an ongoing, collaborative endeavour bringing together university-based researchers, knowledge mobilization specialists, support networks, service groups and community members focused on advancing physical activity, knowledge and participation among Canadians living with spinal cord injury.