Physical Therapist Sandra Billinger, Ph.D., whose research focuses on the benefits of exercise after strokes, will walk 570 miles across the entire state of Kansas this month in support of research to study the impact of physical activity in the recovery of strokes and brain trauma.
The walk begins on May 16th, about two miles west of Coolidge, Kan., and ends at the Kansas/Missouri state line at the KU Medical Center campus near 39th Avenue and State Line Road in Kansas City, Kan., on June 7th. That’s if walkers can average 25 miles each day. Dr. Billinger’s son, Michael, plans to walk with her the entire way. He will turn 20 years old during the trip.