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.
When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction. Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT
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