A Study of Outreach Education to Help Develop Self-sustaining Wellness and Exercise Programs in Persons with a Neurological Physical Disability


About this study

The purpose of this study is to provide educational community outreach  seminars on wellness and exercise for individuals living with a neurological physical disability and to measure the effects of these seminars for them and their care givers (family, therapists, community personal trainers and community funders such as Lions or Rotary Clubs).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:      

  • For community participants/caregivers/family members:
    • Ability to demonstrate clear communication and understanding of English
  • For participants with neurological physical conditions:
    • Including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or similar diagnoses
  • For educational seminars:
    • > 6 years of age.
  • For wellness/exercise clinic:
    • 18 to 65 years of age
  • For wellness/exercise clinic; participants with neurological physical conditions:
    • Clearance by primary care or treating physician

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • For participants with neurological physical conditions:
    • Unstable fractures
    • Uncontrolled hypertension (combined systolic/diastolic > 140/90 mmHg)
    • Enrollment of individual deemed by study staff to be unsafe

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kristin Zhao, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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