Active Rehab for Neurology

Find out why therapists and neurologists are recommending ACTIVATOR™ poles for improving gait pattern, balance, posture, mood and factors related to fall prevention.  The ACTIVATOR™ poles and technique were designed by a therapist for improving safety and stability and are being prescribed as an alternative to canes and postponing or reducing the use of walkers (under the assessment of a therapist).

Agenda:
– Research Review (recent studies on Nordic walking & ACTIVATOR™ poles)
– Activator Technique developed for stability and normalizing gait pattern
– Why ACTIVATOR™ poles are effective for many neurology conditions including CP, Stroke, MS & Parkinson’s.
– Contraindications
– Seated, Standing & Gait Training Exercises
– Tips for Group Exercise Programs

Guest Speaker: Keegan Bow, Neurological Therapist, Klint Intensive Neuro Therapies 

Host:  Mandy Shintani, OT, MA (Gero)

For: Therapists, PTA, OTA, Kins & Staff

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Winter Poling

When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction.  Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT

 

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