Our co-director Mandy Shintani, BScOT, MA(CAN); Randy Siegel, MA, OT/L will be presenting the Activator® Course for Rehabilitation Professionals on Saturday October 10th from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Mandy Shintani, BScOT, MA (CAN)
Expertly designed by Mandy, an occupational therapy practitioner, Activator walking poles are prescribed as best practices in Canada to promote upper body movement, independence, factors related to fall prevention, active living, and as an alternative to canes.
The Activator program is prescribed as best practice for rehabilitation centres, clinics and community programs across Canada, the UK & Australia to improve outcomes in gait, balance and core strength while inspiring active living. ACTIVATOR℗ Poles are an evidence-based, patented tool that is revolutionizing rehabilitation. Prescribed extensively in all continuums of health care for therapy and to reduce the use of passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and walkers.
They have been instrumental in promoting an upright posture and a functional walking pattern compared to canes and walkers. In my opinion they facilitate rehabilitation and return patients to optimal function faster.”
-Dr. Charles G. Fisher MD MHSc FRCSC, Past President of the Canadian Spine Society
OTAC is the collective voice that serves, promotes, and supports the profession of occupational therapy and its practitioners. The conference will be held from October 8-11 with a variety of amazing speakers and topics. Online registration is available on the OTAC website atwww.otaconline.org (click here). All registrations include Thursday activities.