Active Living with MS
Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key heath parameters and benefits may include:
- Increased balance & stability
- Improved posture
- Increase in core strength
- Increase in walking tolerance
- Increases independence in activities
- Increased confidence
- Decreased stress, fatigue and depression
Read how Soprano’s actress and MS advocate Jamie Lynn Sigler uses her ACTIVATOR™ Poles; click here to read article.
Why Health Professionals recommend the ACTIVATORTM Poles for MS
Activator poles are an excellent new tool for improving balance, posture and walking tolerance!
Cathy McNorgan physiotherapist
ACTIVATORTM Poles were designed by a Canadian therapist with unique features for increased stability and greater weight bearing capacity. Features include:
- Patented Ergonomic CoreGrip for core strength
- Strapless to reduce the risk of injury
- Secure button locking system
- Stable bell shaped tip for stability
Consult your physician or therapist before using the poles if you currently use a cane or walker, have any medical condition which affects your balance, stability, grip strength, vision, depth judgement or co-ordination, or if you are currently recovering from injury or surgery.
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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