Urban Poling Activator Certification Course Quiz

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It is imperative that each person works within their own professional scope of practice as set by the guidelines determined by your college, association or regulatory body. If you are uncertain about your ability to work with a client given their physical, cognitive or psychological limitations, contact your association or college to discuss how you should proceed or refer this client to a physical therapist or physician to assess. As well, make sure you are aware of the contraindications for group programs and independent use of the poles. Abiding by these guidelines will ensure each person receives safe and ethical services.

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Question 1. Some of the researched benefits of walking poles vs. regular walking include:

Answer the following as True or False

Researched Benefits True or False
Improved core strength True
False
Uses 75% of your muscles True
False
Decreased pain reported in neck, back and shoulder True
False
Improved mood True
False
Decrease in fatigue levels True
False
Improved exercise tolerance in patients with Parkinson's True
False
Reduces impact on knee joint True
False
Improvement in stability True
False
Improvement in posture True
False
Promotes a functional gait pattern True
False
Increase caloric intake by an average of 15% True
False


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Question 2. Which of the following features of the Activator poles were developed specifically for older adults and for the purposes of rehabilitation?

Check the following that are true

Features True or False
Slim handle design with custom finger grooves for comfort True
False
Wider handle base True
False
No anti-vibration features True
False
Secure twist-lock system True
False
Bell-shaped tip for increased stability True
False
Simple to use button-lock system True
False
Strapless handle for injury prevention True
False
European Nordic walking technique True
False
Carbide steel tip for walking in snow or on trails True
False
Can be used with boot tip for higher level clients True
False


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Question 3. What is the per-pole, weight-bearing capacity of the Activator poles?

Select the correct option

A) 90 lbs
B) 150 lbs
C) 200 lbs
D) 300 lbs



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Question 4. Why shouldn't you recommend a low quality pole for rehab clients?

Select the correct option

A) Locking system could fail after clients weight- bears as little as 25 to 40 lbs
B) Trend on the rubber tip will wear down quickly
C) The strap is related to the highest rate of injury with Nordic walking
D) all of the above



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Question 5. What is the recommended maximum weight of a person to safely use the Activator poles?

Select the correct option

A) 200 lbs
B) 250 lbs
C) 300 lbs
D) 350 lbs



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Question 6. What is the tallest a person can be to effectively use the Activator poles?

Select the correct option

A) approximately 6’
B) approximately 6’2”
C) approximately 6’23”
D) approximately 6'1 but depends on your body type
E) there is no restriction on height



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Question 7. What is the per-pole, weight-bearing capacity of the Urban fitness poles?

Select the correct option

A) 90 lbs
B) 150 lbs
C) 200 lbs
D) 300 lbs



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Question 8. What purpose does the black plastic ferrule at the bottom of the top section of the poles serve?

Select the correct option

A) as a divider between the upper and lower portions of the pole
B) it’s part of the locking system
C) to reduce vibration and noise to reduce stress on joint
D) all of the above
E) none of the above



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Question 9. For which of the following situations would you recommend the Activator poles rather than the fitness edition Urban poles?

Select the correct option

A) clients who need greater weight bearing when walking
B) clients who have limited grip strength
C) clients who need greater stability when walking
D) has a chronic condition that affects stability and balance
E) less active older adult
F) ll of the above



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Question 10. Why were the Activator poles for older adults developed with an ergonomic strapless handle system?

Select the correct option

A) to keep your wrist in an extended position
B) to make them unique from other walking poles
C) to minimize the risk of injury if your pole gets caught or you fall and are still attached to the pole via the strap
D) easier to use than positioning a strap
E) a & c
F) c & d
G) all of the above



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Question 11. Check to indicate which are the correct steps for using the Activator Poles

Step 1

Step True or False
Make sure that you use the correct right and left pole as indicated at the top of the handle. The base of the handle is facing out True
False
The base of the handle is facing out to – your hand is resting on the base of the handle True
False


Step 2

Step True or False
Keep your poles at a 45% angle. Ensure the poles are the right length for you and lock the poles in place using the stripe to match the button with the correct hole. Keep your arms straight while walking True
False
Stand straight with your poles, keeping your elbows at a 90% angle. Ensure your poles are upright. Lock the poles into place. Use the stripe to match the button with the correct hole. Make sure elbows stay bent the entire time you are walking True
False


Step 3

Step True or False
Step forward with the poles matching the movement of your arms with the movement of your legs (i.e. the right arm and leg move forward together, then the left arm and leg). True
False
Step forward with the poles in the same manner you walk (i.e. your right leg and your left arm will move forward together, then your left leg and right arm) True
False
Keep your elbows at a 90% angle and your arms locked to your side True
False
Lift and plant your poles to the same distance as your forward foot True
False


Step 4

Step True or False
Do not grip the handle tightly. Push down on the base of the handle to increase your workout and to increase your stability and balance True
False
Keep a tight grip on the handles and push down on the base of the handle to increase your workout and to increase your stability and balance True
False


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Question 12. What are some common ERRORS when learning to use the Activator poles?

Error True or False
Tight grip on handle True
False
Not resting your hand on the base of the handle True
False
Maintaining arms in bent position True
False
Left pole in right hand True
False
Static arms lacking forward swing with opposite leg True
False


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Question 13. True or False, which of the following clients may be appropriate for using the ACTIVATOR but should be assessed first by a Rehab Professional?

Clients True or False
Those with osteoarthritis True
False
Those in any stage of MS True
False
Those with early Parkinson’s disease True
False
Cane user True
False
Joint replacement clients with partial weight-bearing True
False
Wheelchair users that are active True
False
Those in cardiac rehab True
False
Those who have fallen in the last three months True
False
Those with acute frozen shoulder True
False


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Question 13. What do you need to consider improving prior to approving walker users to the Activator poles as their primary assistive device?

Select the correct option

A) core strength
B) balance
C) grip strength
D) a & c
E) all of the above
F) none of the above



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