Active Rehab for MSI & Sports Injuries
Evidence based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity with proven beneficial effects on general key heath parameters including:
- Normalizing gait pattern
- Improved posture
- Decreased pain
- Increase in core strength
- Increase in walking tolerance
- Increased range of motion
- Off loading on the knee joint
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MSI & Sport Injuries
- Hip & Knee OA
- Ankle injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Shoulder – rotator cuff injuries (post acute phase)
- ACL – weight bearing as tolerated stage
- Cross Training & Injury Prevention
“I have had 7 major spine surgeries for congenital spinal stenosis and two major fracture dislocations of L3 and L2. Now fused from T9 to S2 and using a body brace. In my right leg, there is no sensation, no proprioception and loss of quad and hip flexion power. I am able to walk using poles for 3 hours per day at 14 months post op.” – Dr. Jack Taunton
ACTIVATOR Poles were designed by a Canadian therapist with unique features for rehab.
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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