Active Living for Older Adults & Fall Prevention
Did you know there are 208 independent studies listed on PubMed demonstrating the benefits of Nordic walking? Benefits include key factors relating to fall prevention such as improved balance, core strength, posture, and walking tolerance, reduced impact on painful joints and increased confidence for walking.
Learn how ACTIVATOR poles (patent pending) designed by a Canadian therapist for stability can be a more effective mobility tool for older adults compared to canes and for fall prevention.
- Research Review – balance, strength, posture & gait. New study on Fall Prevention
- Comparison to Cane use
- Activator Technique developed for Rehab
- 5 seated and 5 standing exercises with poles for individual and group programs
- Contraindications and tips for the safe use of poles with older adults
Wed Nov 15, 2017
Time: 10 am AWST & 12 pm AEST (35 minutes)
This webinar is for IPTOP members & older adult rehab professionals.
Presenter: Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero), Urban Poling Inc.
Mandy Shintani has been an occupational therapist for 30 years and has her Master’s Degree in Gerontology. She presents at international conferences and spoke at the National Fall Prevention Conference in Canada. Mandy developed the ACTIVATOR poles (patent pending) and technique.
Activator distributors in Canada, US, Australia, Ireland and UK and available internationally – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction. Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT
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