Webinar – Steps to Maximize Stride

Webinar – Steps to Maximize Stride

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies to elevate your Activator and Urban Poling walking program.  Register now to secure your spot for the “Steps to Maximize Stride” webinar. Limited seats are available, so reserve your spot today!

Are you looking to enhance your Activator and Urban Poling walking program? Do you want to optimize gait patterns and improve stride length for your clients? Join us for a highly informative webinar, “Steps to Maximize Stride: ‘Cues’ to Boost Your Activator and Urban Poling Walking Program,” featuring Special Guest Erica DeMarch, Founder and CEO of Step and Connect, along with Dr. Joy A Cochran, a passionate physical therapist specializing in the neurologic and older adult populations.

Activator poles and Balance Matters System

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn how auditory, visual and tactile feedback from the Balance Matters System can be utilized to prime and improve your gait (walking).
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based fitness programs for neurologic and older adult populations.
  • Exploring the connection between gait patterns and overall physical well-being.
  • Discovering the role of auditory, visual, and tactile feedback in optimizing stride length and gait quality.
  • Practical strategies and techniques to incorporate cues into your Activator and Urban Poling walking sessions.
  • Q&A session with Dr. Joy A Cochran and Erica DeMarch, addressing your specific questions and concerns.

Date: May 25th
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST)
Duration: 1-hour
Location: Online webinar
(details will be provided upon registration)


Guest Speaker

Dr. Joy A. Cochran PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical Evidence Specialist

Erica DeMarch
CEO Step and Connect

Dr. Joy A Cochran is a physical therapist passionate about treating the neurologic and older adult populations. She feels there is a disconnect between the current healthcare system and discharge to evidence-based fitness programs / re-integration back into the community. Joy graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2016. She is a Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional and Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a Master Trainer for Urban Poling, and also holds certifications specific to treating Parkinson’s Disease – PWR! Moves, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), and LSVT BIG. Joy is experienced in treating complex conditions, such as; Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), amputees, balance, and vestibular.

Erica DeMarch is the Founder and CEO of Step and Connect, a research-driven company that connects healthcare and wellness professional with devices and education to improve people’s balance and reduce falls – bringing fun, functionality, and brighter outcomes for everyone. Twenty years of expertise as a physical therapist in the areas of neurorehabilitation and vestibular rehab, led Erica to develop the patented Balance Matters® System. She is the author of the children’s book, ‘How do you Balance Like That?’ and developed an intergenerational Balance Up program that goes along with the book. She serves as an affiliate faculty member at South College Physical Therapy School. Erica edited the Parkinson’s chapter of the Pathology Textbook, 5th and 4th edition, Implications for the Physical Therapist. She speaks at multiple conferences and teaches continuing education courses globally on the importance of incorporating balance and motor learning into programs.

Note: The webinar will be recorded and available for participants to access later,
 so even if you cannot attend the live session, we encourage you to register to receive the recording.

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