Active Living for Orthopaedic Rehab – Hawaii
July 10, 2019 | By Urban Poling
ACTIVATOR Poles are an evidence-based, patented tool that is revolutionizing rehabilitation. Prescribed extensively across all continuums of healthcare for therapy and for the reduction of passive mobility device use, such as canes, crutches and walkers.
Learn how the ACTIVATOR Poles can benefit individuals with hip and knee conditions, such as osteoarthritis and those who are surgery outpatients. Over 260 research studies have examined the impact of Nordic walking and the results speak for themselves!
- Overview of research
- Discover an effective alternative (or in conjunction) to passive devices, such as canes, and to delay/reduce the use of walkers and crutches.
- Understand how to utilize the design of the ACTIVATOR Poles for improved core strength, improving gait outcomes as well as off-loading.
- Additional exercises for pre-post hip & knee surgery will also be highlighted.
Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 3pm PST, 12 noon Hawaii time
For: Rehabilitation Professionals & Surgeons
The Activator program has been presented at 8 National and International Conferences over the past couple of years. Our certificate course has also recently been approved for CEU’s by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physical Therapy Association.
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