ACTIVATOR Course – Section 7a
This section discusses conditions which may require individual considerations before you can use poles with your clients.
- What changes do you find with John, who has an ABI, walking with and without poles?
- What contraindications may prevent ACTIVATOR poles from being appropriate?
- Can you think of 3 clients that would benefit from using ACTIVATOR poles?
Note: Although some clients in these videos are using the Urban Poles (Series 300 or Adventure Poles), we recommend that clients with conditions use the ACTIVATOR Poles and switch to using the boot shape tips for the Urban Poling technique. The ACTIVATOR2 for taller clients will be available as of November 2018 and collapses shorter for travel.
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”
Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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