ACTIVATOR Course – Section 1

Introduction

This section provides insight into the development of the ACTIVATOR poles and examples of the benefits of poles with a few inspiring individuals.

Questions

  1. What do you think the benefits are of using poles for rehab?
  2. Why is there a more positive perception of using poles vs other devices?
  3. When watching the video of Harry McMurtry, please write down your observations of Harry’s gait and posture when walking without poles and with the ACTIVATOR poles.

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Resources

Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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