Webinar: Pole Walking: An Active Rehabilitation Tool

 Join Us Wednesday April 11th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Synopsis: 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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify 5 researched benefits of walking poles for rehabilitation and 5 researched benefits for wellness programs.
  2. Participants of the webinar will be able to identify the 4 steps of the Activator technique for clients to improve balance.
  3. Participants of the webinar, will be able to perform 3 seated and 3 standing exercises using poles.
  4. Participants of the webinar will be able to identify the 5 steps of the Urban Poling technique for weight management.
  • 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 glove prototype for clients with limited grip strength
  • Videos of exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side
  • Tips for exercise programs

NCTRC Job Analysis Codes: FKN, IMP

Presenter: Gabriella De Nino, R.KIN, CSEP-CPT

Gabriella De Nino is recent graduate from the University of Guelph Humber. She is a a Registered Kinesiologist and the Manager of Health Promotions at Urban Poling Inc. She is passionate about the role of exercise in health promotion and disease prevention and is a firm believer that exercise is medicine.

Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3161297529831891457

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