Brisbane In-Service

Learn how the dynamic evidence-based ACTIVATOR™ Poles improve core strength, posture, balance and normalize gait patterns.   ACTIVATOR™ Poles (patent pending) were developed by an OT and are the focus of 8 current studies in Canada and the UK.  They are prescribed extensively by physios/EPs/OTs and specialists for neurology, orthopedics, older adults, spinal conditions & MSI.  Join us for a practical workshop on a tool that your clients can be excited about.

Agenda
Benefits & Research Review – gait, balance, strength, walking tolerance, posture, and factors related to falls.
Walking Poles compared to other mobility devices
Activator Technique for stability and off-loading
Adapting ACTIVATOR™ Poles for neuro, orthopedics, spine & MSI
Sample Seated, Standing & Pre-Gait Exercises with Poles

Presented by international speaker, Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero) developer of the ACTIVATOR™ Poles from Canada and physiotherapist Juliette Fritschi PhD (Physical Activity).

Date:  Wed Feb 21 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Location:  Fiveways Physiotherapy Clinic at 144 Indooroopilly Road, Taringa
Cost:  Free
Registration:  admin@urbanpoling.com
Refreshments and snacks will be served.
ACTIVATOR™ Poles are available at Think Mobility at 2037 Sandgate Rd, Virginia or online at hmr-healthcare.com.au

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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