Urban Poling - Finding Balance - LIVE VIRTUAL ACTIVATOR COURSE (CCU approved)

Urban Poling - Finding Balance - LIVE VIRTUAL ACTIVATOR COURSE (CCU approved)

September 17, 2020, 6:00 pm EST - September 17, 2020, 9:30 pm EST


LIVE VIRTUAL ACTIVATOR® COURSE - Finding Balance (CCU approved)

Improving outcomes for balance, factors related to fall prevention and normalizing gait while keep your clients active during COVID! 

Learn about the evidence-based ACTIVATOR® Program prescribed as best practices in Canada and internationally for conditions that affect balance. With walking being one of the few recommended activities during COVID, the ACTIVATOR® poles are the perfect option to keep your clients walking with confidence and are also a practical tool for telehealth sessions.
Find out how to use the therapist-designed ACTIVATOR® poles as an effective option to delay or reduce the use of passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and walkers (under the direction of a therapist).

Course participants will:

1. Understand research based on 10 ACTIVATOR® pole studies & 300 studies on Nordic walking (PubMed).
2. Perform the ACTIVATOR® technique for balance and normalizing gait pattern.
3. Discover an effective alternative to traditional passive mobility devices and guidelines for use (canes, crutches and walkers).
4. Perform a series of dynamic exercises to use with your clients.  Learn the proper technique and guidelines for adapted seated, standing and gait exercises with poles for individual, telehealth and group exercise programs. 
5. Understand contraindications for use of poles for rehab. 
6. Learn how to include the Urban Poling/Nordic walking technique to increase intensity for more active clients.
7. Differentiate your practice and services through this unique and new program in the USA and acquire new clients by leveraging this phenomenal form of fitness and active rehabilitation. Learn how to increase your revenue through this beneficial program! Professional/special pricing for poles available for rehab professionals. 


Thursday, September 17, 2020


6 to 9:30 pm EST (5 to 8:30 CT)(3 to 6:30 pm PST)


Mandy Shintani, reg. OT (BC) & Gerontologist.
Developer of the Activator poles. Vancouver, BC Canada.

*ACTIVATOR Certificate Course is 3 CCU approved by the following: ProCert with Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), American College of Sports Medicine and Functional Aging Institute.  

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