Active Living with MS

Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key heath parameters, including:

  • Increased balance & stability
  • Improved posture
  • Increase in core strength
  • Increase in walking tolerance
  • Increases independence in activities
  • Increased confidence
  • Decreased stress, fatigue and depression

Read how Soprano’s actress and MS advocate Jamie Lynn Siegler uses her ACTIVATOR™ Poles; click here to read article.

Why Health Professionals recommend the ACTIVATORTM Poles for MS

Activator poles are an excellent new tool for improving balance, posture and walking tolerance!
Cathy McNorgan physiotherapist

ACTIVATORTM Poles were designed by a Canadian therapist with unique features for increased stability and greater weight bearing capacity. Features include:

  • Ergonomic handle for core strength
  • Strapless for Injury prevention
  • Secure button locking system
  • Stable bell shaped tip for stability

Consult your physician or therapist before using the poles if you currently use a cane or walker, have any medical condition which affects your balance, stability, grip strength, vision, depth judgement or co-ordination, or if you are currently recovering from injury or surgery.

I have MS and purchased your poles when I couldn’t take a walk longer than 20 mins. I recently returned from a trip to Europe where I was able to walk for hours on end! I enjoyed city tours, castle tours, and mountain hiking! The poles gave me the extra balance I needed and not having to work so hard to walk or climb, gave me endurance! Thank you
Elise

Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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