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Maximizing independence and improved function through adaptive fitness for individuals with physical disabilities

September 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Maximizing independence and improved function through adaptive fitness for individuals with physical disabilities.

Date: September 22nd, 2022 at 12pm

Presented by: Megan Williamson, BA, NASM, CPT, Adaptive Fitness Specialist

This webinar will give recreation therapists methods to improve their work in assisting people with disabilities in overcoming obstacles. This webinar will discuss assessments, adaptive tools, and factors to take into account when creating fitness programs for people with disabilities to maximize their  independence and enhance their functional ability.

NCTRC codes: Assessment and implementation

Learning outcomes:

Identify 4 barriers that stop people with disabilities from accessing recreational activity and how we can support them overcome these barriers

Identify 2 different modes of assessment for clients using wheelchairs and other mobility aids to set them up for success and support their recreational activities

Identify at least 3 pieces of equipment that can be used to adapt fitness exercises to maximize independence and increase function

Megan Williamson, BA, CPT, author and rehab specialist has 12 years of experience in the field and 7 years working at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center with clients out of the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC). Megan is the owner of Ocean Rehab and Fitness and the head educator at the North American Council of Inclusive Fitness (NACIF). Megan also helps people virtually around the globe on their adaptive fitness and rehabilitation. Now, with the help of her team she offer courses to fitness centers and movement professionals on fitness space inclusion and the skills for coaches working with clients with physical disabilities.


September 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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