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.  Benefits may include:

  • 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
  • Concussion

 

“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.

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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