Dynamic Exercises with Poles!

Learn about 20 new dynamic exercises to improve outcomes for balance, strengthening and increased range of motion.  Enhance your exercise programs with ACTIVATOR  Poles for upper and lower body movement flow while promoting proper posture.  Learn how to use poles together with your client to facilitate greater movement of their affected arm for clients with strokes and Parkinson’s.  Improve compliance with prescribed home based exercises with an enjoyable and novel way for your clients to exercise. This 30 minute webinar will teach rehabilitation professionals about innovative seated, standing and pre-gait exercise using ACTIVATOR Poles for Parkinson’s stroke, pre/post hip and knee surgery and fall prevention programs.    Many of these exercises can be found on a new App called PT Helper.

Date:  Wed April 24, 2019 at noon to 12:30 pm EST
Presenter:  Mandy Shintani,  Reg. OT(BC)  & Gerontologist, Developer of ACTIVATOR Poles
Audience:  Healthcare Professionals.  These exercises should only be done under the guidance of a rehab professional.

To listen to a recording of this webinar, click below,

Webinar Recording


Sample Exercises Found on PT Helper App

Going downhill

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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