Active Rehab for Strokes
WORLD STROKE DAY October 29, 2018
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Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Kang et al., 2016
Why ACTIVATOR Poles? Benefits may include;
- Awareness and use of the affected side
- Functional gait pattern
- Increased gait speed, stride and walking tolerance
- Provides bilateral support
- Mitigate factors related to falls
The most dramatic success was with a mature gentleman with a mild stroke. Once he tried the Activator poles his gait improved enormously, with a more even stride cadence and length. The result was instant.
Wendy Walker, neurological physiotherapist, Physiopedia
Activator Poles by far are the most effective tool I’ve ever used! Overall It’s been great for my Rehab and great for my Recovery.
Lynn Bellanger, CVA client
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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