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 instead of 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 the Course:

  • Certificate
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Comprehensive Manual

This practical 2 hour online course (3.5 hrs live) has been updated 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. 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


June 17

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

Holland Bloorview Tracy Lee
Spring dates to be announced or contact us!

Ask us about teaching this course onsite at your hospital, clinic or retirement to LTC home (min. 5 participants, depending on your location.)

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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Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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