Factors Related to Fall Prevention

Improve Balance, Endurance and Confidence – Innovative Use of Evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles (specialized Nordic walking poles) in Factors Related to Fall Prevention – 1 PDU.  Webinar with Occupational Therapy Association of California.


– Review current Nordic walking and Activator research related to fall prevention.
– Highlight the positive outcomes of specialized walking poles as an effective option to canes and reduce/delay the use of walkers when appropriate.
– Review the Activator technique for stability and off-loading.
– Demonstrate seated and standing exercises for improving strength and balance.
Info Details .
Date & Time:
Monday, April 27, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PST) (11 am EST) Recording available with registration.
Mandy Shintani, Reg. OT(BC) & Gerontologist
Information Provided Once Registered
FREE for OTAC Members | USD 10.00 for non-OTAC Members

Mandy Shintani Bio

Mandy Shintani, has been an occupational therapist for 30+ years and is a gerontologist.   She is an international conference speaker on urban poling aka Nordic walking for rehabilitation and fitness.  Fifteen years ago, with her skills as an OT, she developed the evidence-based Activator Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation, which are the focus of 10 current independent studies. 
5,000+ therapists and wellness professionals in Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland and more recently in the USA have completed the courses she developed on the use of Nordic walking for fitness and rehabilitation.  These courses are CCU approved in the USA with ProCert (APTA), ACSM and FAI.  She has been featured numerous times in media and was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

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