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People with physical disabilities are less physically active than the general population and have fewer opportunities to participate in exercise. This event will showcase the use of equipment and exercises so adults with physical disabilities can enjoy active recreation.

This event will showcase equipment and exercises so adults with physical disabilities can enjoy active recreation.

The event will start with a 10-15 minute presentation to disseminate research results exploring community-based exercise in adult wheelchair users with childhood-onset disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida). This will be followed by a short demonstration of adaptive exercises and equipment (10-15 minutes). Following this, event attendees can try out adaptive equipment and exercises for approximately 45 minutes. Refreshments will also be provided, and attendees will be able to ask researchers questions during this time.

Karen McConnell, Katy Pedlow, Claire McFeeters from the School of Health Sciences at Ulster University will lead the presentation at the beginning of the event. During this presentation, exercise professionals and research participants will be involved to give attendees multiple perspectives on the topic.

This event is part of the 2022 ESRC Festival of Social Science.  Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have come together to produce an exciting and varied programme of events.

The Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of research and knowledge about humans and society and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. It’s an opportunity for anyone to explore topics relating to social science – from health and wellbeing to crime, equality, education and identity.

The festival is led and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

A full listing of events can be found at the Festival of Social Science website.

Event info

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Friday 11 November

5pm to 7pm

Equip Crossfit, Belfast, BT8 8ES

Dr Karen McConnell