Comparison to Canes and Walkers
Change of Practice – ACTIVATOR Poles in Comparison to Canes & to Reduce the use of Walkers and Crutches when appropriate.
Recently, ACTIVATOR Poles were the focus of 8 international and national conference presentations/posters on this change of practice. Watch this 15 minute webinar on the research of the ACTIVATOR Poles and several videos demonstrating the use of the ACTIVATOR Poles with clients with orthopedic, spine, amputee and neurological conditions compared to other traditional mobility devices. Learn how patented ACTIVATOR Poles & technique were designed for increased safety and effectiveness for rehab to promote; improved posture, bilateral balance, normal gait pattern and increased core strengthening. Examples of dynamic seated, standing and pre-gait exercises will be shown as well as our new ACTIVATOR2 Poles for taller clients (up to 6 ft 4 inches).
Date: Wed Dec 4, 2019 noon (EST).
Presenter: Mandy Shintani, Reg OT(BC) & Gerontologist
Developer of ACTIVATOR Poles & Technique & International Presenter. Co-owner of Urban Poling Inc.
With registration a link to a recorded webinar will be sent within one week.
Recording of a past webinar.
Webinar includes testimonial from Dr. Jack Taunton, Chief Medical Officer – 2010 Olympics, who uses the ACTIVATOR2 Poles after 7 spinal surgeries.
The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself. After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT
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