Active Rehab for Strokes
WORLD STROKE DAY October 29, 2018
We celebrated World Stroke Day by promoting active living. Listen to a free recorded Stroke Rehabilitation webinar for clients or our webinar for healthcare professionals.
Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Kang et al., 2016
Why ACTIVATOR Poles?
Benefits may include:
- Awareness and use of the affected side
- Functional gait pattern
- Increased gait speed, stride and walking tolerance
- Provides bilateral support
- Mitigate factors related to falls
The most dramatic success was with a mature gentleman with a mild stroke. Once he tried the Activator poles his gait improved enormously, with a more even stride cadence and length. The result was instant.
Wendy Walker, neurological physiotherapist, Physiopedia
Activator Poles by far are the most effective tool I’ve ever used! Overall It’s been great for my Rehab and great for my Recovery.
Lynn Belanger, stroke client
Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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