Active Living for Stroke Rehabilitation

Join us as we acknowledge World Stroke Day by promoting active living!


  • Focuses your attention on moving your arm during walking
  • Increases your speed and endurance for walking
  • Improves arm strength and flexibility
  • Improves balance to prevent falls
  • Promotes alignment in posture to reduce trunk rotation
  • Very motivating and fun way to stay active for life!

Date:  Thurs, Oct 18th, 2018
Time:  2:00 pm ET (30 minutes)

Cost: Free
All are welcomed to attend

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The Activator Poles by far are the most effective tool I’ve ever used! Overall It’s been great for my Rehab and great for my Recovery.
Lynn Bellanger, CVA client (pictured here)

Rehab Professionals

Learn about an innovative tool to improve the outcomes for stroke clients for facilitating movement of the affected side by promoting arm swing, weight-bearing on the affected leg, improving balance and posture. Find out how therapists are using the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles and technique to facilitate a more normal gait pattern compared to canes and using poles for highly effective, bilateral seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.  Excerpts from this webinar are from a presentation at the International Stroke Congress held this month in Montreal.


  • Brief research – 8 studies on the ACTIVATOR Poles
  • Case studies of 2 stroke clients
  • Cane use compared to ACTIVATOR Poles
  • How to modify the technique for stroke clients
  • Videos of exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side

Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero).  Developer of the ACTIVATOR Poles and international speaker.
Excerpts from experienced physiotherapists in neurology

Audience: health care professionals

Date:  Tues, October 30, 2018 at noon (PST).  If you are unable to attend on this date, with registration you will automatically receive a recording of this webinar.


Click below for a recording of a previous webinar from July, 2018.

Recorded Webinar


Going uphill

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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