ACTIVATOR® Course for Rehab Professionals


Learn about the dynamic ACTIVATOR Program prescribed as best practices in rehab centers, clinic and community programs across Canada, UK & Australia to improve outcomes for gait, balance, core strength and inspire active living.  

ACTIVATOR Poles are an evidence-based patented tool that is revolutionizing rehabilitation.  Prescribed extensively in all continuum’s of health care for therapy and as an effective alternative (or in conjunction) to passive mobility devices such as canes and to delay/reduce the use of 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


    • Brief Research Review of 8 studies on the ACTIVATOR Poles & 250+ on Nordic walking (PubMed)
    • Learn the foundations of the Activator Technique for better balance and off loading.
    • Discover an effective alternative (or in conjunction) to passive devices, such as canes, and to delay/reduce the use of walkers and crutches.
    • Understand how to utilize the design of the Activator Poles for improved core strength, improving gait outcomes including speed, stride, reduce gait variability & arm swing
    • Enhance your exercise programs with poles for an upper and lower body movement flow and promoting proper posture.
    • Understand how to determine the proper technique and adapt seated, standing and pre-gait exercises for specific conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke, Geriatric, Aged Care, Pre/Post Hip and Knee Surgery, Cancer Rehab, Spinal Conditions.
    • Discover how to inspire clients in wellness & weight management programs and increase intensity for rehab using the Urban Poling/Nordic walking technique.
  • New Be-Balanced Section on innovative & effective exercises programs using tons of new sitting and standing exercises to specifically target balance and mobility.

Included in this course edition:

  • Certificate
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Online comprehensive Manual
  • Special Pricing on Activator & Urban Poles

Online Course 269.99.
3 to 4 hour online course that can be viewed frequently to complete at your own timeline.   You will receive a link via email along with a special password to view the course on your own computer.

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▼ Live Course Dates

Register Live Course

City Date & Time Location Presenter Registration
Washington, DC

Thursday, Jan 24

6 to 9 pm

Swann St. NW near the American Physiotherapy Association Conference Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT) MA (Gero).  Developer of ACTIVATOR Poles & Course.
Gatineau, QC samedi, 2 Février 2019

Hôpitalde Hull (département  physiothérapie3e nord)

116 Lionel-Emond Gatineau, Qc, J8V 1W7

Peter Vavougios – Physiothérapeute/FormateurAccrédité

Pour s’inscrire communiquer avec:

Marise Lavallée, physiothérapeute

819-966-6047, boîte vocale 7526

Excerpt from the ACTIVATOR Course:

Note: Participants should only use this knowledge to work within their professional boundaries as determined by their association and college.

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