ACTIVATOR™ Course – Section 4

ACTIVATOR™ Technique

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


  1. What are the 4 steps of the ACTIVATOR™ technique?
  2. After trying the ACTIVATOR™ technique, think about how this device differs from traditional walking devices such as a cane.  What observations did 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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Manual – Read chapter on ACTIVATOR™ Technique

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

Plant, Push Propel

Proper technique allows you to get the maximum benefit from your Urban Poles.  When in doubt go back to the 3P’s, Plant, Push Propel.  Start slowly, if you become confused, stop & begin again.

Barb Gormley, Director of Education



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