The Activator Program For Rehab Professionals – The Balance & Stability Solution

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The Activator Program For Rehab Professionals – The Balance & Stability Solution
January 18, 2013 9:00 am
January 18, 2013 12:30 pm
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Graham Watts
January 18, 2013
Shoppers Home Health Care
202-370 Broadway E. (free parking), Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada

Designed by a Canadian therapist for therapists.

The Activator Program for Rehabilitation & Wellness Professionals provides in-depth training for therapists.

You’ll learn how to integrate the Activator program & equipment with your patients rehabilitation in the clinic AND explore a wide variety of therapeutic options for your patients at home, advancing their progress. The Activator was co-developed by a therapist specifically for adults with chronic conditions, post-surgery and older adults who require more stability and balance when walking.

This 3.5 hour course covers assessment tools and how to modify the techniques based on the physical and cognitive limitations of patients. The practical portion includes an overview of assessments, techniques and exercises.

This program will also introduce the basic technique for urban poling also called Nordic walking for active adults, older adults needing more stability or athletes seeking core strengthening. A must for therapists or rehab professionals who want to safely and effectively adapt this innovative new tool into their practice.

“I first used my Activator poles following a total knee reconstruction. My rehabilitation period prior to my return to work was not only shortened, it was much more fun!” ~Jill Blair, Occupational therapist, North Vancouver, BC

Who is Invited: Therapists & Wellness Professionals

Learn what the latest research is indicating and how therapists are delivering this new innovative solution to their patents.

Nordic walking for geriatric rehabilitation – McGill University, Canada

Nordic poles immediately improve walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication. – Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Effects of Nordic walking on cardiovascular risk factors in overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes, impaired or normal glucose tolerance. – Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.

**Over 60 published studies on the benefits of walking with poles

Join us on Saturday January 26, 2013.

Presented by Leah Munday BScOT, B.HKIN, CSEP CPT

Sponsered by: Shoppers Home Health Care and Urban Poling Canada




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