Active Living with Stroke Rehabilitation
31-May-2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - -

Active Living for Stroke Rehabilitation

Learn about an innovative tool to improve the outcomes for stroke clients for facilitating movement of the affected side, normalizing arm swing and gait patterns, improving balance and posture.  Find out how therapists are using the ACTIVATOR Poles (patent pending) & technique to facilitate a more normal gait pattern compared to canes, crutches and walkers and using poles with seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.

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 Bellanger, CVA client


  • Brief Review of evidence based studies
  • Case Studies of 2 CVA Clients
  • Activator technique for stability and balance
  • How to modify the technique for CVA clients
  • Learn about a new grip prototype for clients with limited grip strength
  • Videos of exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side for acute care to community based programs
  • Q & A

Guest Speaker:  Elaine Darling, DesignAbility Coordinator, March of Dimes
Video Exercises by Cathy McNorgan, PT
Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero), Urban Poling Inc.
Date:  Wed May 31, 2017 (noon to 12:55 EST)
Cost:  FREE
or  under Education
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