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?

Next Section Previous Section Agenda

Resources

Manual – Read chapter on ACTIVATOR Technique

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

You might be interested in the following items! Other people who read this article were also interested in:
Maintaining Proper Posture

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

Tips from the Best