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”

Second Nature

The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself.  After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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