Active Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation – Webinar

Inspiring Movement
Active Exercise for Stroke Rehab - Walking poles

Join us as we present on the benefit of active living and a new exercise option for stroke rehabilitation and learn about where to access these programs.

Learn more about a new guide – Exercising with Walking Poles: A User’s Guide to Self-Assess Pole Walking Suitability. Developed by Karishma Patel, OT for her fieldwork placement supported by C.A.R.P and March of Dimes Canada.

This guide provides stroke survivors with information about the benefits of pole walking as an option for stroke rehabilitation. It also includes a tool to assist with one’s decision-making process of whether pole walking is an appropriate activity based on functional ability.

Speakers from Canadian Association of Retired Persons (C.A.R.P – a new vision for Aging) and March of Dimes Canada will introduce participants to where programs are hosted in person and upcoming virtual options where programs are currently suspended.

  • Research on Walking poles 
  • Use of Walking poles for Stroke Rehabilitation & Exercise
  • User’s Guide to Self-Assess Pole Walking Suitability
  • Where to Access Community Walking and Poling Programs

    Date: Thurs Oct 29, 2020
    Time:  noon EST (9 am PST)
    Presenters:  Karishma Patel, OT, Mandy Shintani, OT & gerontologist, Angie Clark from March of Dimes Canada and Anthony Quinn from C.A.R.P.

After Stroke is a program of March of Dimes Canada which offers support, education and community programs for stroke survivors, their caregivers and families. Our goal is to connect you with a network of support that can help you reclaim your independence, your sense of community and your ability to thrive after a stroke.

Webinar: Inspiring Movement
Active Exercise for Stroke Rehab – Walking poles​

Oct 29, 2020 12:00 PM – ET (9 am PST)
Recording available with registration
Webinar presenters:

Mandy Shintani 
reg. OT (BC) & gerontologist

Anthony Quinn
C.A.R.P. –
A new vision for Aging 

Angie Clark
March of Dimes

Karishma Patel
 (fieldwork project U of T)

1% of Activator poles sales in Canada donated to the March of Dimes.

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