ACTIVATOR™ Course – Section 3


This section covers the features of the patented ACTIVATOR™ poles that make them unique for rehab in comparison to other walking/hiking poles.


  1. Why is the function of the CoreGrip™?
  2. What is the function of the bell-shaped tip?
  3. What is the locking system & weight-bearing capacity of each ACTIVATOR™ Pole?

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ACTIVATOR™ Features:
Weight bearing capacity per Pole:  200 lbs/90 kg – ACTIVATOR™  vs 20-90 lbs/9-40 kg – vs other types with twist lock system
Maximum Weight of User:  300 lbs/136 kg
Adjustable – 4 to 6 ft /121 cm to 183 cm
New – ACTIVATOR2™ Poles for taller clients & travel – available as of Nov 2018.   Adjustable up to 6 ft 2  inches /188 cm (may fit clients up to 6 ft 4 inches /193 cm)


Manual – Read chapter on ACTIVATOR™ Poles

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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