Adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) who receive telephone-based counseling that focuses on making plans to be physically active and offers advice on overcoming the barriers to exercise are more likely to increase and maintain their physical activity levels. SCI Action Canada, with the support from the Rick Hansen Institute and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, turned these results into an exercise counseling service for all Canadians living with SCI. Get in Motion, established in 2008, became the first-ever telephone based-activity counseling service for adults with SCI.
Get in Motion continues to be offered nationwide at no cost to clients, who receive six month of one-on-one telephone-based exercise counseling and access to physical activity resources. The trained exercise counselor tailors telephone sessions to meet clients’ indivudal needs and level of motivation for physical activity. For more information or if you would like to enroll, please visit http://sciactioncanada.ca/get-in-motion.cfm or contact the Get in Motion team at 1-866-678-1966 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.