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Physical activity promotion by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in the public hospital setting

La Trobe Rural Health School Seminar

Did you miss Dr Stephen Barrett present at the La Trobe Rural Health School Seminar Series? He delivered an excellent presentation on the promotion of physical activity in public hospitals. You can view the full presentation on the official HRI Youtube channel. While you’re there, check out A/Prof Monica Maly’s presentation on biomechanics and osteoarthritis from the HRI Seminar Series in May.

You can read more of Dr Barrett’s research below;

Barrett, S., Begg, S., O’Halloran, P., Howlett, O., Lawrence, J., & Kingsley, M. (2021). The effect of behaviour change interventions on changes in physical activity and anthropometrics in ambulatory hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 1-19.

Barrett, S., Begg, S., O′ Halloran, P., & Kingsley, M. (2021). The effect of a physical activity coaching intervention on accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviours in insufficiently physically active ambulatory hospital patients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 5543.