Physical Activity Support Kit Initiative (PASKI): Move More. Sit Less

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PASKI is Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker facilitated project to develop a toolkit of resources (‘the best of the best’) that will help persons living with chronic disease to move more and sit less.

There is a vast quantity of high quality research that provides strong evidence for the importance of increasing physical activity and reducing sitting time to prevent and manage a wide range of chronic diseases.

Over 90 patients, health care providers (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, doctors, kinesiologists, recreation specialists and researchers.

PASKI Working Groups Update Sept 2021



Resources (pamphlets, videos etc.) for both (1) patients and (2) healthcare providers that can guide which types and amount of physical activity are appropriate for specific chronic health conditions as well as what equipment and programs are available in BC to help patients partake in the preferred activities.

Physical activity for chronic conditions
Some resources and references to help you start supporting adults with chronic conditions to Move More. Sit Less. (Toolkit will be available soon!)

Exercise is Medicine

Healthcare Providers’ Action Guide

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Physical Activity Services at HealthLink BC (Call 811)

Physical Activity Counseling Toolkit

Physical activity in the treatment of long term conditions

Eijsvogels TM, Thompson PD. Exercise is Medicine: At any dose? JAMA 2015;314(18):1915-6. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.10858.

NEW – Kunstler BE, Cook JL, et al. Physiotherapist-led physical activity interventions are efficacious at increasing physical activity levels: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin J Sport Med 2018;28:304–15. PMID: 29064864

NEW - Lowe A, Littlewood C, et al. Physiotherapy and physical activity: a cross-sectional survey exploring physical activity promotion, knowledge of physical activity guidelines and the physical activity habits of UK physiotherapists. BMJ Open 2017;3.e000290. Available here:

Martin A, Fitzsimons C, Jepson R, et al. Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:1056–63.

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NEW - Piercy KL, Troiano RP, et al. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. JAMA 2018;320(19):2020-28. PMID: 30418471

Shirley D, van der Ploeg HP, Bauman AE. Physical activity promotion in the physical therapy setting: Perspectives from practitioners and students. Phys Ther 2010;90(9):1311-1322. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20090383.

Thornton JS, Frémont P, Khan K, et al. Physical activity prescription: a critical opportunity to address a modifiable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: a position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Br J Sports Med 2016;50(18):1109-14.  Available here:

Ng V, Irwin JD. Prescriptive medicine: The importance of preparing Canadian medical students to counsel patients towards physical activity. J Phys Activity health 2013;10(6):889-899. PMID: 23072743

Vuori IM, Lavie CJ, Blair SN. Physical activity promotion in the health care system. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013;88(12):1446-61. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.08.020.

Weiler R, Murray A, Joy E. Do all health care professionals have a responsibility to prescribe and promote regular physical activity: or let us carry on doing nothing. Current Sports Med Reports 2013;12(4):272-275. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e31829a74ea.

Tips for accessing these articles
• Copy and paste the “doi” number into the PubMed search box
• Copy and paste the “PMID” number into the PubMed search box
• If PMC number or hyperlink provided, click on this to access the article.

To learn more details about this project please see Physical-Activity-Support-Kit-Initiative-Mar-7-2015 or for a Fall 2016 newsletter update see