How Activator Poles Improve Gait-Speed, Stride & Balance

Learn how to use Activator Poles (patent pending) to improve all outcomes of gait:  balance, stride length, arm swing, speed and less gait variability.  A case study from a gait assessment lab will be reviewed as well as other videos of gait changes with clients with Parkinson’s, stroke, ABI and older adults.

The 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


  • Brief review of 8 current/new studies on Activator poles – mobility and fall prevention
  • Activator technique for stability and balance
  • A case study with the ProtoKinetics Zeno Walkway Gait Analysis System
  • Videos of other gait changes for clients with Parkinson’s, stroke, ABI & older adults
  • Sample exercises for improving standing tolerance and pre-gait skills

Date:  Thursday September 20th 2018, 12:00-1:00pm (EST)

Presenter:  Gabriella De Nino, Kinesiologist
Guest Speaker: Patrick Roscher, Chief Technical Support Engineer, ProtoKinetics Zeno Walkway Gait Analysis System

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ACTIVATOR™ Gait Assessment Case Study

Case study gait assessment with the Zeno Walkway and ProtoKinetics Movement Analysis Software of walking with ACTIVATOR™ poles vs. walking without poles:

  • Significant increase in walking speed
  • Significant increase in step length
  • Decreased stride width
  • Less variability
  • Decreased cadence












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Winter Poling

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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