ACTIVATOR Course – Section 4
For this section, you will need your ACTIVATOR poles to practice the technique along with the video instructions.
- What are the 4 steps of the ACTIVATOR technique and why is it more effective for off-loading?
- After trying the ACTIVATOR technique, think about how this device differs from traditional walking devices such as a cane. What observations do you make?
- Some clients may have a negative perception towards traditional mobility devices; how do you think your clients will respond to using ACTIVATOR poles?
Manual – Read chapter on ACTIVATOR Technique
ACTIVATOR Poles come with a User Guide and your clients can watch video instructions under “Getting Started”
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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