Resources

*Please note that our community programs only provide services to the following client groups:

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The overall goal of the Portal is to ensure you know about and have access to high-quality information that can help you remain healthy, active and engaged as long as possible! Read More

February 2014 – Dr. Martin Gibala: “HIT to Get Fit”

The Get Fit Toolkit is a resource to help adults with Spinal Cord Injury meet physical activity guidelines. Experts recommend that all healthy adults with spinal cord injury set aside time to be physically active. Read More

Home Strength-Training Guide: Paraplegia

This guide serves as a resource manual for individuals with a spinal cord injury who want to incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lives. Read More

Home Strength-Training Guide: Tetraplegia

This guide serves as a resource manual for individuals with a spinal cord injury who want to incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lives. Read More

January 2014 – Dr. Chelsea Pelletier: “Making the most of your workout: Practical use of the physical activity guidelines for adults with SCI”

These guidelines are appropriate for all healthy adults with chronic spinal cord injury, traumatic or non-traumatic, including tetraplegia and paraplegia, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or socio-economic status. Read More

May 2014 – Dr. Monica Maly: “Taking a Load Off: Exercise for People with Arthritis”.

On May 7, 2014, Dr. Monica Maly presented a lecture on exercise for adults with arthritis. In response to audience queries, she has provided the following list of helpful resources Read More

May 2014 – Krista Madsen: “Shoulder & Upper Body Challenges when Wheeling”

On May 15, 2014, Professor Krista Madsen Baker presented a seminar where MacWheelers exercisers and trainers learned a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises to help prevent shoulder injuries. Read More

Online Course for Adults Living with MS

If you’re an adult with mild to moderate disability resulting from relapsing or progressive forms of multiple sclerosis, this online course is for you. Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for adults with MS. MS Get Fit Toolkit Online

September 2013 – Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung: “Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with MS and the MS Get Fit ToolKit”

These guidelines are appropriate for adults (aged 18-64 years) with minimal to moderate disability resulting from either relapsing remitting or progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Read More

September 2014 – Dr. Stuart Phillips: "Exercise for Older Adults"

On September 24, 2014, Dr. Stuart Phillips presented a lecture on the many benefits of exercise for older adults. He has provided the following resources: Read More

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