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
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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