ACTIVATOR™ Course for Rehab Professionals


Motivate your clients while significantly improving treatment outcomes for balance, core strength, posture, endurance; reducing impact on lower extremities and joints; and promoting functional gait patterns.

Learn how this dynamic evidence based patent pending tool is revolutionizing rehabilitation and is being used extensively in all continuum’s of health care and has many benefits compared to passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and even 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


  • Research Review – 200 studies on walking poles on PubMed
  • ACTIVATOR Poles & Technique
  • Seated, standing & Pre-Gait Exercises
  • Using the poles with orthopedic, neurology, older adults & spinal conditions
    Nordic walking/Urban Poling technique for managing diabetes & cardiac rehab

Included in this new 2017 Course Edition:

  • Certificate
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Comprehensive Manual

This course provides practical 2 hour online course (3.5 hrs live) is loaded with videos of using the ACTIVATOR poles with different chronic conditions & innovative exercises with excerpts from leading physiotherapists including; Dr. Becky Farley PhD, Judy Boivin, Peter Vavougois,  Lisa Roberts, Cathy McNorgan and researcher Dr. Daniel Bechard.

189.99 online or 199.99 live. Ask us about sending a Master Trainer to your location for group training at Approx. $600 for up to 20 participants (additional fees for travel may apply & poles are not included).  Refresher course 50.00.

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City Date & Time Location Presenter
Online  2 hours Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), Creator of the ACTIVATOR pole and one of the leading international experts on the use of Nordic walking for rehabilitation.

Mandy Shintani

Regina, SK

Sept 22

1:30-5:00 pm

Register with Jessica Lewgood at or 306-533-8454 Jessica Lewgood
More Fall dates to be announced or contact us!


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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Core Fitness

Our strapless ergonomic handle was designed to develop “core fitness” as you walk. Pressing the outside edges of your hands against the wide base of the handle engages your core muscles and creates resistance that propels you forward.
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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