Active Living with MS

Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key heath parameters which may include:

  • Increased balance & stability
  • Improved posture
  • Increase in core strength
  • Increase in walking tolerance
  • Increases independence in activities
  • Increased confidence
  • Decreased stress, fatigue and depression

Read how Soprano’s actress and MS advocate Jamie Lynn Sigler uses her ACTIVATOR® Poles; click here to read article.

Why Health Professionals recommend the ACTIVATOR® Poles for MS

Activator poles are an excellent new tool for improving balance, posture and walking tolerance!
Cathy McNorgan physiotherapist

ACTIVATOR® Poles were designed by a Canadian therapist with unique features for increased stability and greater weight bearing capacity. Features include:

  • Ergonomic handle for core strength
  • Strapless for reducing the risk of injury
  • Secure button locking system
  • Stable bell shaped tip for stability

Consult your physician or therapist before using the poles if you currently use a cane or walker, have any medical condition which affects your balance, stability, grip strength, vision, depth judgement or co-ordination, or if you are currently recovering from injury or surgery.

I have MS and purchased your poles when I couldn’t take a walk longer than 20 mins. I recently returned from a trip to Europe where I was able to walk for hours on end! I enjoyed city tours, castle tours, and mountain hiking! The poles gave me the extra balance I needed and not having to work so hard to walk or climb, gave me endurance! Thank you

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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