Active Living with MS

Find out why MS clients are giving accolades to the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles compared to canes for promoting improved posture, balance, endurance, mood and confidence for walking.  Learn how specialized walking poles promote the concept of active living and ability compared to the perception of traditional mobility devices.

Webinar includes: Research review, Benefits for MS clients with guest speaker; neurology physiotherapist, Lisa Robert, Case review at a Gait Assessment Lab using Zeno Walkway, Activator technique developed for stability and balance and using poles for innovative seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.  Exercises available through PT Helper App.

Date:  Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 (see recording below)
Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA
Guest Speaker:  Lisa Robert, physiotherapist
Audience:  PT, OT, Kin, RA

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Read how Soprano’s actress and MS ambassador Jamie-Lynn Sigler uses her ACTIVATOR Poles; click here to read article.

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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