Do you want to utilise physical activity as part of your practice, or to influence the practice of your service? 
If you need evidence based resources to support you, 
we’ve got you covered! 
 
The resources below were developed with you in mind. We want to make it as easy as possible for ALL healthcare professionals to see physical activity as part of their role, and include it in their practice. 
 
The resources below are available free, as part of our commitment to tackle health inequalities through enabling access to physical activity. Enjoy, and please share with a healthcare professional friend or colleague! 
 
 
The Therapeutic Value of Snooker 
 
 
A collaboration, lead by Sport for Confidence, aimed at raising awareness of the therapeutic value of snooker. 
 
Sport for Confidence joined forces with Sport England, the Royal Society of Occupational Therapists, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) to lead on the production of The Therapeutic Value of Snooker - a resource for healthcare professionals. 
 
 
The Therapeutic Value of Cycling 
 
Sport For Confidence lead a collective partnership to raise awareness amongst health professionals of the therapeutic value of cycling. 
 
Sport For Confidence joined forces with The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Moving Occupational Therapists and Sport England, to drive ‘The Therapeutic Value of Cycling - a resource for health professionals’. 
 
The guide has been co-created with students on their clinical placement, drawing on insight and experience from a number of other partners with the aim of encouraging health care professionals to promote and use cycling within their clinical practise. 
 
 
The Therapeutic Use of Table Tennis 
 
 
Following the success of its partnership with Boccia England, Sport for Confidence CIC has partnered with Table Tennis England and the Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) to produce a free to download guide that details the therapeutic potential of table tennis. 
 
 
 
Using Boccia as an Assessment and Intervention Tool 
 
Sport for Confidence partnered with Boccia England to produce an evidence based buide for use in Occupational Therapy practice. 
 
 
 
 
An Introduction to the Therapeutic Use of Boccia 
 
This 90 minute online workshop provides an interactive introduction to the sport of Boccia for Occupational Therapists and Occupation Therapy students. 
 
The webinar was co-delivered by Sport for Confidence and  
Boccia England 
 
 
'Tackling physical inactivity and inequalities: implementing a whole systems approach to transform community provision for disabled people and people with long term health conditions' 
 
A research paper written by Dr Anna Pettican, Robert Southall-Edwards, Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Valerie Gladwell , Paul Freeman , William Low , Robert Copeland and Louise Mansfield. 
 
Published: February 2024 in BMC Public Health 
 
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