Active Rehab for MSI & Sports Injuries

Evidence-based studies clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity with proven beneficial effects on general key heath parameters including:

  • Normalizing gait pattern
  • Improved posture
  • Decreased pain
  • Increase in core strength
  • Increase in walking tolerance
  • Increased range of motion
  • Off loading on the knee joint

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MSI & Sport Injuries

  • Hip & Knee OA
  • Ankle injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Shoulder – rotator cuff injuries (post acute phase)
  • ACL – weight bearing as tolerated stage
  • Cross Training & Injury Prevention
  • Concussion

 

“I have had 7 major spine surgeries for congenital spinal stenosis and two major fracture dislocations of L3 and L2. Now fused from T9 to S2 and using a body brace. In my right leg, there is no sensation, no proprioception and loss of quad and hip flexion power. I am able to walk using poles for 3 hours per day at 14 months post op.” – Dr. Jack Taunton

ACTIVATOR Poles were designed by a Canadian therapist with unique features for rehab.

Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

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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