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THRIVE Virtual Series 2022 - Disability - priorities and participation at different ages

You don't have to miss out on the THRIVE experience! THRIVE Virtual Series brings selected presentations from THRIVE Conference to you live online. Running on Wednesday evenings over 12 weeks, the program will cover a broad range of topics, delivered by expert speakers. Each session will include multiple presentations.

Disability - priorities and participation at different ages

1) Symposium Theme: Physical activity and disability: why, what and how?

a) Comparisons of physical activity participation by adults with and without a disability: an Australian cross-sectional survey presented by Jenni Cole

b) Identifying the evidence-base for sport and physical recreation for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities: a systematic review presented by Leanne Hassett

c) Feasibility of scaling-up a community-based physical activity program for young people with disability presented by Nora Shields

2) The Love, Intimacy and Disability Study – promoting holistic sexual health support for people living with a spinal cord injury presented by Marita Heck

3) Let's talk about sex – how to holistically approach sexuality and fertility support for people living with a physical disability presented by Marita Heck

View the abstracts for these sessions in the Abstract eBook .


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All THRIVE Virtual Series sessions begin at the following times:

• VIC, TAS, NSW, ACT, QLD – 7.00pm AEST
• SA, NT – 6.30pm
• WA – 5.00pm

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Presenters

Jenni Cole


Jenni Cole (presenter) is Global Head of Classifier Education for World ParaVolley and has over 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist, educator, classifier and administrator in disability sport.

Leanne Hassett


Leanne Hassett (PhD; MHlthSc(NeuroPHTY); BAppSc(PHTY)) is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney, leading the Neurology teaching team. She is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health at The University of Sydney, leading the research theme of physical activity for people with physical disabilities. She also holds an honorary Senior Research Fellow role in South Western Sydney Local Health District where she leads a district wide implementation-effectiveness trial on physical activity counselling in physiotherapy routine care, funded from an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship and MRFF preventive health grant. She was a lead Investigator and Manager for the NHMRC funded Activity and MObility UsiNg Technology (AMOUNT) rehabilitation trial; the largest trial internationally investigating a tailored prescription of technology to increase physical activity and mobility in people receiving rehabilitation. She is now leading the dissemination and implementation work stemming from this trial.

Nora Shields


Nora Shields is professor of physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne. The overarching aim of her research is to improve the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of young adults with disability through participation in physical activity and exercise.

Marita Heck


Marita Heck was born and raised in Germany and moved to Australia 15 years ago. Marita has a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree and is a German trained nurse anaesthetist, specialised in neuroand paediatric anaesthesia. Marita has a master's degree in midwifery and completed her PhD 2020 at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In February 2020, she started co-leading the Love, Intimacy and Disability Study – a consumer-led multidisciplinary cross-Australian spinal cord injury and sexuality study at the Menzies Health Institute at Griffith University as an adjunct researchfellow. Two of Marita's interests are writing suspense romance novels and working as a disability advocate supporting people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Marita published her debut novel Secret Forces in November 2020. Marita's novel is widely available with all profits being donated to LIDS research project.

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Price: Non-member: $110.00
APA member: $70.00
Registration closing date: 07 Jun 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 2.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Jenni Cole


Jenni Cole (presenter) is Global Head of Classifier Education for World ParaVolley and has over 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist, educator, classifier and administrator in disability sport.


Leanne Hassett


Leanne Hassett (PhD; MHlthSc(NeuroPHTY); BAppSc(PHTY)) is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney, leading the Neurology teaching team. She is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health at The University of Sydney, leading the research theme of physical activity for people with physical disabilities. She also holds an honorary Senior Research Fellow role in South Western Sydney Local Health District where she leads a district wide implementation-effectiveness trial on physical activity counselling in physiotherapy routine care, funded from an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship and MRFF preventive health grant. She was a lead Investigator and Manager for the NHMRC funded Activity and MObility UsiNg Technology (AMOUNT) rehabilitation trial; the largest trial internationally investigating a tailored prescription of technology to increase physical activity and mobility in people receiving rehabilitation. She is now leading the dissemination and implementation work stemming from this trial.


Nora Shields


Nora Shields is professor of physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne. The overarching aim of her research is to improve the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of young adults with disability through participation in physical activity and exercise.


Marita Heck


Marita Heck was born and raised in Germany and moved to Australia 15 years ago. Marita has a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree and is a German trained nurse anaesthetist, specialised in neuroand paediatric anaesthesia. Marita has a master's degree in midwifery and completed her PhD 2020 at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In February 2020, she started co-leading the Love, Intimacy and Disability Study – a consumer-led multidisciplinary cross-Australian spinal cord injury and sexuality study at the Menzies Health Institute at Griffith University as an adjunct researchfellow. Two of Marita's interests are writing suspense romance novels and working as a disability advocate supporting people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Marita published her debut novel Secret Forces in November 2020. Marita's novel is widely available with all profits being donated to LIDS research project.


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