PT Knowledge Broker Team and RExI Members Publish Resistance Exercise Toolkit

2021.10.18 RExI Toolkit

PT Knowledge Brokers Alison Hoens and Paul Blazey are thrilled to share the recently launched Resistance Exercise Toolkit developed as part of the Resistance Exercise Initiative (RExI). RExI is an abbreviation for the PT Knowledge Broker facilitated project started in April 2019: Resisted Exercise Initiative (RExI) – Use of resisted exercise by physiotherapists for elderly patients in BC Hospitals.

The current volume and level of acuity of elderly patients in acute care settings challenge physical therapists to address all needs. One related aspect of practice that is receiving increasing attention is the optimal prescription of resistance exercise in these settings.

Download the Resistance Exercise Toolkit.

Join the Webinar

RExI members Chiara Singh, Maylinda Urbina, Maha Elashi and Jasmin Ma will be sharing key messages from the toolkit at a PABC webinar on Tuesday, October 19th – PABC members can register here.

Kudos to the entire team (see below) responsible for the survey, interviews, manuscript and toolkit! 

Who Is Involved

Chiara Singh, Clinical Supervisor, Physiotherapy (Mat/Child/Youth and Surgical Program), Surrey Memorial Hospital, Fraser Health
Lori Hendry, PT, Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health
Coleen Lapurga, PT, Mission Home Health, Fraser Health
Janet Lundie, Instructor, Part-time UBC Department of Physical Therapy
Maylinda Urbina, Clinical Supervisor, Physiotherapy , Critical Care & Orthopedics, Burnaby Hospital, Fraser Health
Maha Elashi, PT, St Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care
PJ Lynd, PT Site Leader, Mt. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Providence Health Care
Pamela McClelland, PT, Royal Inland Hospital, Interior Health
Angela Pace, PT, Kitimat Hospital, Northern Health
Susanne Watson, Lead, Professional Practice (Allied Health), Northern Health
Melissa Idle, PT, Student-Led Clinic Coordinator, UBC
Kristi Gerevas, Clinical Resource Therapist-Senior's Health & Long Term Care, Vancouver Costal Health
Jasmin Ma, PhD, Behaviour Change Science, MSc Exercise Physiology, HBSc Kinesiology, Arthritis Research Canada Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kyle Heppner*, Professional Practice Leader Physiotherapy Community Programs/Interior Health
*Corresponding member