Pre & Post Hip/Knee Surgery Rehab Webinar
Learn how to improve core strengtheing, 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.
“I immediately understood the benefits of the ACTIVATOR poles as an alternative to canes, crutches and sometimes even walkers…The poles encourage an upright and symmetrical posture, rather than the forward lean of a walker or an asymmetrical lean from one cane…There’s also an immediate reduction in lower extremity pain when weight bearing, as well as improved balance and walking confidence. Dolores Langford, physiotherapist, quote from BCPA Newsletter Article. Click here to read full article.
For: Rehabilitation Professionals
Monday Oct 16, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm AEST, 6:30 pm AWST (35 minutes) Posted in Australian Time Zones
Thursday Nov 14, 2017
Time: noon AEST, 10 am AWST (35 minutes) Posted in Australia Time Zones
Presentation: Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA, Developer of Activator Poles
Audience: Physiotherapists and Physicians
Previously recorded webinar
With Guest Speaker: Dr. Daniel Bechard (PhD) on new study ‘Effects of Walking Pole Technique on Knee Joint Loading’ (UWO unpublished)
The information in this publication/presentation is not intended to replace existing rehabilitation programs. The testimonials are those of independent therapists and are not a guarantee of results. The consumer should not rely solely on this publication but should also consult their physician or therapist. Urban Poling Inc. and its employees and representatives do not accept any liability for the information contained in this publication or any damages.
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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