Better Balance with ACTIVATOR Poles, Level 2
This online practical course is designed for physiotherapists and kinesiologists who are looking for a new tool to improve balance skills for clients with Parkinson’s, vestibular conditions, CVA, ABI and less-active older adults; or for operating fall prevention programs.
The course provides over 15 specific exercises and tips for how to use ACTIVATOR poles for exercises to address six components affecting balance: flexibility; strength and endurance; centre-of-gravity control training; multisensory training; postural strategy training and gait pattern enhancement; and variation training.
Prerequisite: Urban Poling ACTIVATOR Course, Level 1; or Urban Poling ACTIVATOR Fall Prevention Course, Level 1.
Designed for: Rehab professionals including PT, OT, RA, kinesiologists and exercise therapists.
• One-hour online course
Instructor: Cathy McNorgan, physiotherapist
Other Webinars Available Upon Request (min. 12 participants):
• Cancer rehab
• Mental health
• Cardiac rehab
• Post hip and knee surgery.
Contact us for more information.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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