Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users?

December 1-3, 2020


This workshop was originally scheduled for March 30-31, 2020. Please contact with any questions.


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Office of Disease Prevention, Office of the NIH Director


Webinar; see "More Information" for how to register


The 2010 census estimated that 3.6 million Americans use a wheeled mobility device, such as a manual wheelchair, motorized wheelchair, or scooter, and could be up to four times higher by 2020. Individuals who use wheeled mobility devices often experience distinct health challenges and may encounter barriers to accessing preventive healthcare and getting enough physical activity. Physical activity interventions are likely to have wide-ranging effects on the overall health of people who use wheeled mobility devices and may improve their workforce participation, independence, and quality of life. Gaps exist in the literature regarding the impact of physical activity on the overall health of individuals who use wheeled mobility devices, as well as safe and effective types and doses of exercise.

This P2P workshop will assess the available scientific evidence through a systematic review. It also aims to engage with a community of wheeled mobility device users to better understand the potential benefits of physical activity interventions for people at risk of using, or currently using, wheeled mobility devices as a result of a disabling injury or illness.

More Information

Visit the P2P workshop website to learn more about this workshop and to register to attend.

Registration is required. You must register separately for each day you plan to attend to receive a unique meeting link for that specific day. Also, if you registered for the March 2020 P2P workshop, you will need to register again for each day you plan to attend the rescheduled workshop.


Dr. Joe Bonner, NCMRR, NICHD
Phone: 301-827-8303

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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