Active Rehab for Neuro, Ortho & Spine clients Webinar
Learn why hospitals, rehab centres, clinics and home care services across Canada are recommending the ACTIVATOR™ Poles & technique developed by a therapist for improving gait patterns, posture, walking tolerance, core strength and off-loading compared to canes, crutches and even walkers (under the assessment of a therapist). Designed with 8 features to promote stability, safety and core strengthening. Webinar includes: Research Review, ACTIVATOR technique for stability and offloading and seated, standing & pre-gait exercises using poles.
Presenter: Lisa Dykeman, Physiotherapist
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: Noon AST (45 minutes)
Richard MacDonald using ACTIVATOR poles for treatment of a spinal cord injury at Toronto Rehab. Richard MacDonald’s Facebook video
Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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