Active Living for Stroke Rehabilitation

Learn about an innovative tool to improve the outcomes for clients with strokes for facilitating movement of the affected side, normalizing arm swing, weight-bearing on the affected leg, improving balance and posture. Find out how therapists are using the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles to facilitate a more normal gait pattern compared to canes and using poles for highly effective bilateral seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.  Guest Speaker is physiotherapist, Peter Vavougois who presented at the International Stroke Congress (2018).


  • Brief research review – 9 independent studies on the ACTIVATOR Poles
  • Presentation from the International Stroke Congress
  • Cane use compared to ACTIVATOR Poles
  • How to modify the technique for stroke clients
  • Videos of innovative seated & standing exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side

Guest Speaker:  physiotherapist, Peter Vavougois who presented at the International Stroke Congress.

Audience:  Rehab Professionals
Cost: free.  With registration, receive a recording of the webinar via email within 5 days.
Date:  October 23 at noon EST (9 am PST)
Host:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT) reg. & Gerontologist

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Click below for a recording of a previous webinar.

Recorded Webinar



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When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction.  Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT


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