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.
The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself. After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT
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