Pre & Post Hip/Knee Surgery Rehab Webinar
Learn how to improve core strengthening, posture, walking tolerance and normalize gait patterns for clients who are in rehab for pre/post hip & knee surgery. Find out why Canadian hospitals and clinics are prescribing ACTIVATOR Poles instead of canes and to reduce the use of crutches & walkers (week 2 to 8 post surgery). The ACTIVATOR poles & technique were designed by a therapist specifically for increasing stability and off-loading and can be used to improve motivation for exercises for both pre/post hip and knee surgery. This 35 minute webinar includes: Research Review: 200+ studies on walking poles on PubMed, A new study on Nordic walking and hip OA, a researched technique to achieve greater off-loading & weight bearing and sample pre/post surgery exercises with poles.
Presenter: Susan Yungblut, PT
Webinar includes a sneak peak at Golf: Up Your Game.
Tuesday, July 24
Time: 12:00 pm ET (45 minutes)
For: Rehabilitation ProfessionalsView Recorded Webinar
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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