ACTIVATOR Course – Section 4

ACTIVATOR Technique

For this section, you will need your ACTIVATOR poles to practice the technique along with the video instructions.

Questions:

  1. What are the 4 steps of the ACTIVATOR technique and why is it more effective for off-loading?
  2. After trying the ACTIVATOR technique, think about how this device differs from traditional walking devices such as a cane.  What observations do you make?
  3. Some clients may have a negative perception towards traditional mobility devices; how do you think your clients will respond to using ACTIVATOR poles?

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Resources

Manual – Read chapter on ACTIVATOR Technique

ACTIVATOR Poles come with a User Guide and your clients can watch video instructions under “Getting Started”

Core Fitness

Our strapless ergonomic handle was designed to develop “core fitness” as you walk. Pressing the outside edges of your hands against the wide base of the handle engages your core muscles and creates resistance that propels you forward.
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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