ACTIVATOR™ Course Extended
Learn about the dynamic ACTIVATOR program prescribed as part of best practices in Canada to improve outcomes for gait, balance, core strength and inspire active living.
- Discover an effective alternative to passive devices, such as canes, and to delay/reduce the use of walkers and crutches.
- Learn the foundations of the Activator Poles & Technique for better balance and off loading.
- Enhance your exercise programs with Activator Poles (patent pending) for an upper and lower body movement flow.
- Understand how to determine the proper technique and adapt seated, standing and pre-gait exercises for specific conditions
- Discover how to inspire clients in wellness and increase intensity for rehab using the Urban Poling/Nordic walking technique.
This extended course includes a more in-depth and practical component of the adaption of techniques and exercises for different chronic conditions and innovative exercises with excerpts from leading physiotherapists in Canada and internationally including Dr. Becky Farley PhD founder of Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, Judy Boivin, Lisa Roberts, Cathy McNorgan and researcher Dr. Daniel Bechard.
Feedback from course evaluations:
“Excellent course – clear, concise and very practical! I will definitely be recommending this course to other therapists”
“Very comprehensive and detailed; brings in professional scope of practise, college guidelines and contraindications”
“Seated and standing exercises were unique and very valuable. You made me think of a lot more exciting applications for poling than I would have otherwise.”
Target Audience: physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists
Clinical Areas: neurology, orthopedics, aged care, cancer rehab, metabolic syndromes, MSI, mental health and spinal conditions
|Introduction & Case Reviews||9:00|
|Activator Poles and Nordic Walking Research||10:00|
|Activator Technique for Stability – practical session||10:45|
|Exercises for Specific Conditions – practical session||12:15|
|Parkinson’s, Stroke, Aged Care, Pre/Post Hip and Knee Surgery, Spinal Conditions, Cancer Rehab*|
|Urban Poling/Nordic Walking Technique – Wellness Programs & More Active Clients||2:00|
|Guidelines for Group Exercise Programs||3:00|
*Course will be tailored to the clinical interests of participants
Included in this course edition:
- Monthly newsletter
- ACTIVATOR Poles
- Online comprehensive manual
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
|Royal Rehab Centre||Physiotherapist, Juliette Fritschi PhD (Physical Health)||Register via email to Juliette.|
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA
Guest Speaker: Keegan Bow, physiotherapist
Sat, Sept 22, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1374 Old Cleveland Road
Carindale Qld 4152
|Physiotherapist, Juliette Fritschi PhD (Physical Health)||Register via email to Juliette.|
Oct 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
|TBA||Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero) & physical therapist, Pippa Windsor||Register Now|
Fee: $399 AUD
Student Fee: $99 & $189 with ACTIVATOR Poles
▼ Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero)
Mandy Shintani has been an occupational therapist for 30 years and has her Master’s Degree in Gerontology. She is an international speaker at conferences and for webinars including: presentation at 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease Conference in Australia, National Fall Prevention conference in Canada, webinar presentation for the Australian OT Association, and a poster presentation for ACPIN Neuro Conference in the UK. Twelve years ago, she developed the Activator Poles (patent pending) and technique specifically for rehabilitation. 3,500 therapists/EPs/Kinesiologists/RAs and fitness instructors in Canada have completed the courses she developed on the use of Nordic walking poles for fitness and rehabilitation. She has been featured numerous times in national media in Canada and was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
▼ Juliette Fritschi, physiotherapist, PhD in Physical Activity and Health (Older Adults) - Brisbane
Juliette graduated in 1985 from the University of Queensland in Physiotherapy and specialises in the field of the musculoskeletal physiotherapy, health promotion and community health. Her particular areas of interest were manual therapy and physical activity for older adults with the focus of her PhD on using pole walking as a form of exercise for older adults and those with a chronic disease. Her research topic was the functional and psycho-social benefits of pole walking programmes for older adults. She has published three papers on the topic and presented these at several conferences both in Australia and overseas.
▼ Keegan Bow, physiotherapist - Melbourne
Following graduation from The University of Melbourne, Keegan has spent many years working in rehabilitation and neurology in tertiary public hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private practice, Keegan run three clinic called Klint Intensive Neuro therapies. His clinical strengths are in stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. He has also worked exclusively for the Victorian Spinal Cord Service for several years, and continues to work in neurology and neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
He has completed extensive postgraduate training in the Bobath Concept, a problem and is a Bobath Instructor Candidate, 1 of only 6 in Australia. He has also completed numerous postgraduate courses in retraining running, clinical gait analysis, advanced vestibular rehabilitation and in general neurology. He also has a passion for teaching and supervises students on local and international neurology placements.
He is on a mission to give people a second lease on regaining quality of life and function, whatever that may mean to them.
▼ Pippa Windsor, physiotherapist - Perth
Pippa has been a physiotherapist since 1989 and has extensive experience with working in variety of outpatient department and rehab hospitals within Australia and internationally. Her clinical area of interests include: musculoskeletal, chronic Pain, orthopedics, pediatrics and neurology. She presently owns her own business called Physio2breathe specializing in the assessment and treatment of breathing pattern disorders.
Certified Bradcliff Practitioner
Asthma Educator with Asthma Foundation WA
Running coach with the Perth Running Club
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward. Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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