ACTIVATOR Course – Section 7a

Specific Conditions

This section discusses conditions which may require individual considerations before you can use poles with your clients.

Questions:

  1. What changes do you find with John, who has an ABI, walking with and without poles?
  2. What contraindications may prevent ACTIVATOR poles from being appropriate?
  3. Can you think of 3 clients that would benefit from using ACTIVATOR poles?

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Resources

Active Living Webinar Series – see recorded webinars with guest speakers on www.urbanpoling.com under “Education”

More information on Specific Conditions can be found on www.urbanpoling.com under “Health+Research”

Printable information sheets on different conditions can be found on www.urbanpoling.com under “Health+Research”

Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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