Active Living for Orthopaedic Rehab
ACTIVATOR ℗ Poles are an evidence-based, patented tool that is revolutionizing rehabilitation. Prescribed extensively across all continuums of healthcare for therapy and for the reduction of passive mobility device use, such as canes, crutches and walkers (when appropriate).
Learn how the ACTIVATOR Poles can benefit individuals with hip and knee conditions, such as osteoarthritis and those who are surgery outpatients. Over 280+ research studies have examined the impact of Nordic walking and the results speak for themselves!
- Overview of research
- Discover an effective alternative (or in conjunction) to passive devices, such as canes, and to delay/reduce the use of walkers and crutches.
- Understand how to utilize the design of the ACTIVATOR Poles for improved core strength, improving gait outcomes as well as off-loading.
- Additional exercises for pre-post hip & knee surgery will also be highlighted.
Guest Speaker: Lisa Dykeman, registered physiotherapist
Presenter: Mandy Shintani, Reg. OT (BC) & Gerontologist
Date: August 15, 2019 Time: 12 noon EST
Audience: Healthcare Professionals
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Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education