Physical activity and fitness for people with learning disabilities
16 Jul 2020
Webinar on Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 4pm - 5.30pm BSM
Dr. Thessa Hilgenkamp Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA presents:
Physical activity and fitness for people with learning disabilities: From what we know to what we can do, with a focus on individuals with Down syndrome.
Dr. Thessa Hilgenkamp. Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. Dr. Hilgenkamp’s PhD focused on physical activity and fitness in older adults with learning disabilities (LD). She has been involved in several interventions to promote physical activity for individuals with LD, including Down syndrome, and published over 60 scientific papers on this topic. Thessa has National Institute of Health (USA) funding to study exercise physiology in individuals with Down syndrome, focusing on the regulation of blood pressure and blood flow in response to different activities.
This is Microsoft Teams Live Event. Please follow this link to join by the Microsoft Teams desktop app, mobile app or internet browser. There is no need to register or have a password. There will be a presentation for about an hour followed by Q&A finishing by 5.30pm. It will be recorded and posted online.
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