Minimizing Risk of Falls – Study
Join us for an in-depth review of the ACTIVATOR Poles as they relate to minimizing factors associated with risk of falls. From their innovative design & patented ergonomic Coregrip, the ACTIVATOR Poles have been used to improve core strengthening, posture, walking tolerance and normalize gait pattern for older adults. This webinar includes: Research review on factors related to fall prevention, an overview of the ACTIVATOR technique and results of a new study out of a LTC/SNF at Ste-Anne’s hospital, Montreal with individuals 80 years+ before and after a 12-week Nordic walking program with ACTIVATOR poles from co-author Liz Ferland. These results are from a 2018 Poster Presentation at the Canadian Physiotherapy Conference.
When: October 25th 2018
Speakers: Mandy Shintani, Reg. OT(BC) & Gerontologist
Guest Speaker: Liz Ferland, Ste-Anne’s Hospital
Audience: Healthcare Professionals
Webinar recording available below in English and FrenchWebinar Recording Webinar Recording – French version
Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward. Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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