Comparison to Canes and Walkers

Change of Practice – ACTIVATOR Poles in Comparison to Canes & to Reduce  the use of Walkers and Crutches when appropriate.

Recently, ACTIVATOR Poles were the focus of 8 international and national conference presentations/posters on this change of practice.  Watch this 15 minute webinar on the research of the ACTIVATOR Poles and several videos demonstrating the use of the ACTIVATOR Poles with clients with orthopedic, spine,  amputee and neurological conditions compared to other traditional mobility devices.   Learn how patented ACTIVATOR Poles & technique were designed for increased safety and effectiveness for rehab to promote; improved posture, bilateral balance, normal gait pattern and increased core strengthening.  Examples of dynamic seated, standing and pre-gait exercises will be shown as well as our new ACTIVATOR2 Poles for taller clients (up to 6 ft 4 inches).

Date:  April 10, 2019 noon (EST).  Recording available with registration.

Register – Live Webinar

Listen to previous recording below.
Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero) Developer of ACTIVATOR Poles & Technique & International Presenter.  Co-owner of Urban Poling Inc.

Register – Recorded Webinar

Webinar includes testimonial from Dr. Jack Taunton, Chief Medical Officer – 2010 Olympics, who uses the ACTIVATOR2 Poles after 7 spinal surgeries.



Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

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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