“Activator Poles should be called Confidence Poles. It gives me the confidence to go into a crowd, go into a airport, go for a longer hike. I can say YES!
Larry Gifford, host of the award wining podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s & host of the Michael J Fox Foundation podcast.
My brain has developed new neurological pathways for walking and other noticeable improvements in stride, speed and mood! An absolutely game changing experience.
Rob McIntyre, person with PD
Activate your Parkinson’s treatment programs with an innovative and evidence based tool called ACTIVATOR® Poles. Learn how to significantly improve outcomes all aspects of gait (speed, stride, arm swing), balance, endurance and posture with a highly motivating tool. Find out why ACTIVATOR Poles are best practice in Canada and provide your client with an effective alternative to canes and to delay the use of crutches & walkers (when appropriate). The patented ACTIVATOR® poles & technique were designed by a therapist to maximize outcomes for balance and gait and are also implemented for dynamic and fun seated, standing exercises for neuro-rehabilitation. This 1.0 hour seminar includes guidelines, tips for effective treatment and new exercises to promote large movements.
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Mandy Shintani has been an occupational therapist for 30+ years and is a Gerontologist. She is an international conference speaker and has presented at the International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease Conference (AUS), Davis Phinney Foundation, Western Regional USA OT Symposium, PMD Alliance, PD Foundation, the National Fall Prevention conference (Canada) and the ACPIN Neuro conference (UK).
Sixteen years ago, she developed the Activator® Poles (FDA registered) and technique specifically for rehabilitation based on the concept of Nordic walking. 5,000 therapists and instructors in Canada as well as Australia, UK, Ireland and USA have completed the courses she developed on the use of Nordic walking for fitness and rehabilitation. She has been featured numerous times in national media including; the Globe and Mail, CBC Early Edition and the Toronto Sun. She was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
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Disclosure Statement: Mandy Shintani is the developer of the ACTIVATOR® Poles and technique and course, as well as the co-owner of Urban Poling Inc. that distributes Activator and Urban Poles.
Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy: Course participants can expect a full refund (minus the $25 registration fee) up to one week prior to the course. Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the course will receive 75% of the registration fee. With less than 48 hours notice, 50% of the registration fee will be returned.