This study aims to enhance promotion of physical activity and referral by health professionals to structured physical activity opportunities for people 50+ and adults and children with a physical disability.


Structured physical activity refers to community based exercise, sport and physical recreation opportunities. We are inviting health professionals to participate in any one or more of the following:

 1. A scoping survey to identify knowledge, clinical practice and training needs;

 2. Focus groups and/or individual interviews about your experience in referring clients to physical activity, exercise and sport and input from consumers;


 3. A trial of an education and support package (workshop, website, discussion forum and phone/email support for practice change).

 Depending on availability you can participate in each part of the study or just one part.

We would also like to invite people aged 13+ with a physical disability, parents and carers of children with a physical disability and adults aged 50+ to take part in our discussions about their experiences in participating in physical activity, exercise and sport. Individual interviews are available by phone or video call.

If you're interested contact us for more information.


This project is funded through a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rapid Applied Research Translation Program grant awarded to Sydney Health Partners.

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