A specific pole walking rehabilitation and falls prevention programme using Activator strapless poles for balance and stability. WALX provides training for Physiotherapists, OT's and movement specialists to tailor pole walking for their patients. To help keep people on their feet we also provide signposting into the local Wellness WALX where our specialist coaches will provide regular, sociable WALX at the right level.
Initially we worked to develop a project for the Integrated Falls service in 2014 but this soon expanded into other Departments and to date we have trained circa 40 physios to use poles within the neuro, mental health and community outreach programmes. The focus is on empowering patients to lead their peers too. We have
Beccy Oliver from Bracknell in Berkshire attended one of our Activator workshops and invited local WALX Instructors Janine and Maria to deliver regular sessions with her. The group has grown in strength with one of their members, David, completing a 10km run recentlyhe started using the poles he was struggling with balance and focus. Beccy […]Read More
The community physiotherapy team in Dorchester hosted their first Activator pole walking for rehabilitation workshop in early 2018 . Those who attended reported some great outcomes with patients that there was soon demand for our Team to return for a second workshop later that year. Now with over 30 Physiotherapists and Physio assistants trained to […]Read More