Active Living for Stroke Rehabilitation

Learn about an innovative tool to improve the outcomes for clients with strokes for facilitating movement of the affected side, normalizing arm swing, weight-bearing on the affected leg, improving balance and posture. Find out how therapists are using the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles to facilitate a more normal gait pattern compared to canes and using poles for highly effective bilateral seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.  Guest Speaker is physiotherapist, Tracy Lee who will present an excerpt from a presentation from the International Stroke Congress (2018).


  • Brief research review – 9 independent studies on the ACTIVATOR Poles
  • Presentation from the International Stroke Congress
  • Cane use compared to ACTIVATOR Poles
  • How to modify the technique for stroke clients
  • Videos of innovative seated & standing exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side

Presenter:  Tracy Lee, physiotherapist, from Toronto, Canada

Audience:  Rehab Professionals
Cost: free.  With registration, receive a recording of the webinar via email within 5 days.
Date:  October 23 at noon EST (9 am PST)

Click to hear recording below.

Recorded Webinar

Click below for a recording of a previous webinar with Mandy Shintani, Reg. OT(BC) & Gerontologist and developer of the ACTIVATOR Poles.

Recorded Webinar



Going uphill

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

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