Active Rehab for Strokes with Specialized Walking Poles

Find out about the use of evidence-base specialized walking poles to improve balance, posture, bilateral movement and mobility for stroke clients for one-on-one sessions or group programs. The webinar will cover researched benefits, videos on gait changes with stroke clients, innovative seated and standing exercises to promote bilateral movement from early stages of recovery to community rehab. Learn how ACTIVATOR Poles (patent pending) and technique which are the focus of 8 current studies and designed by a Canadian therapist for stability can be a more effective mobility tool than other traditional passive devices when appropriate. ACTIVATOR Poles promote the concept of active living for your clients while improving outcomes for recovery.

Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT

Date: Wed July 18
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm AEST
Recording available with registration.

Cost: free (Reg. $30)
Target audience: EP, Physiotherapists, OT (Australia)

The ESSA Professional Development Committee certifies that this Professional Development offering meets the criteria for 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.

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Presenter’s Bio:  Mandy Shintani is a Canadian occupational therapist and has her Master’s Degree in Gerontology. She is an international conference speaker on Nordic walking and recently presented at the International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease Conference in Australia, the National Fall Prevention conference in Toronto and provided a poster presentation in the UK at the ACPIN Neuro conference.

Twelve years ago, she developed the Activator Poles (patent pending) and technique specifically for rehabilitation. Over 3,500 therapists and instructors in Canada as well as UK, Ireland and USA have completed the courses she developed on specialized walking poles for fitness and rehabilitation. She was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Second Nature

The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself.  After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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