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BSc (OT), MA (Gero)
Mandy Shintani, has been an occupational therapist for 30+ years and is a gerontologist. Fifteen years ago, with her skills as an OT, she developed the evidence-based Activator Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation, which are the focus of 10 current studies. She is an international conference speaker on Nordic walking/urban poling for rehabilitation and fitness. Research on the Activator poles have been the focus of international presentations/posters including; International Stroke Congress, Canadian & UK National Physical Therapy Association Conference, International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease in Australia, ACPIN Neuro conference (UK) and twice at the National Fall Prevention conference (Canada)
5,500+ therapists and wellness professionals in Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland and recently in the USA have completed the courses she developed for fitness and rehabilitation. She has been featured numerous times in national media and was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
John Hisamoto, P.T./A.T.C.,is a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with over 30 years’ experience in the field of rehabilitation. He has served as one of the Directors for the Union Memorial Sports Medicine centers in Baltimore, Maryland before accepting the position as Director of Rehabilitation at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He is the owner and Director of Pro-Active Physical Therapy in Tampa and has been active in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation his entire career.
John was recognized by Physical Therapy Magazine as one of the top Orthopedic/Sports Medicine therapists in the country. He lectures extensively, national and internationally on the topics of sports medicine/orthopedics and the science of exercise. He has traveled to over twenty five countries to share his insights regarding rehabilitation. John has served as the physical therapist/trainer for the All-American Rugby team and as Medical Director for USA Rugby’s National Team, the Eagles. He continues to teach and treat the athletic population, including professional and amateur sports teams.