Minimizing Risk of Falls with ACTIVATOR™ Poles

Join us for an in-depth review of the ACTIVATOR™ Poles as they relate to minimizing factors associated with risk of falls. From their innovative design & patented ergonomic Coregrip, the ACTIVATOR™ Poles have been used to improve core strengthening, posture, walking tolerance and normalize gait pattern for older adults. This webinar includes: Research review on factors related to fall prevention, an overview of the ACTIVATOR™ technique and results of a new study out of Ste-Anne’s hospital, Montreal with individuals 80 years+ before and after a 12-week Nordic walking program with ACTIVATOR™ poles from co-author Liz Ferland.  These results are from a 2018 Poster Presentation at the CPA Conference.

When: October 25th 2018
Speakers: Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA  & Liz Ferland, Ste-Anne’s Hospital
Webinar recording available below in English and French

Webinar Recording

 

Webinar Recording – French version
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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