Health care plays an important role for promotion of physical activity, fitness and health. Physicians, physiotherapists and nurses can all contribute. It is necessary that prevention and treatment methods are evidence based. Therefore, education and training activities for healthcare professionals are needed on all aspects of physical activity on prescription. Also, knowledge tools and resources are important elements.
Since 2001, Swedish Professional Associations for Physical Activity has published the handbook “Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease” which is an evidence based tool for prescription of physical activity in the healtcare setting. The handbook has been translated from Swedish to Norwegian, English and Vietnamese.
Swedish Professional Associations for Physical Activity actively seeks collaborators around the world to make further translations. Please contact us should you wish to discuss such a project.
Carl Johan Sundberg, chair, Swedish Professional Associations for Physical Activity
Contact us:Office at YFA: Gabriella Beckvid Henriksson
firstname.lastname@example.org Chair YFA/Main Applicant: Carl Johan Sundberg