Active Living with Stroke – Survivor + Caregivers Programs in Your Community
Learn how Nordic walking can be a great tool for people recovering from a stroke. We’ll be presenting research-backed benefits of Nordic walking and showing how an Urban Poling program can be used for support groups, caregiver programs and also for Next Steps walking groups in malls.
Find out why therapists recommend the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles to facilitate a more even walking pattern compared to canes. Additionally, people with stroke have reported feeling more like an athlete when using poles instead of a cane!
Our ACTIVATOR Poles can improve various outcomes for people with strokes including: increasing movement of the affected arm and leg, improving arm swing during walking, increasing weight-bearing of the affected leg, as well as improving balance and posture. This webinar will also cover how to use the ACTIVATOR Poles for effective and enjoyable bilateral seated, standing and pre-walking exercises for individual and group exercise programs.
Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 1-2pm EST
Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT and Gerontologist
Walking with poles can help reduce fatigue during and after cancer treatment and has proven beneficial to those in breast cancer rehab. To read more about the research that supports the benefits of Nordic walking for cancer patients, visit the Your Health section of our website.
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