ACTIVATOR Course – Section 6

Urban Poling

Learn when to prescribe Urban Poles and the technique.

Questions:

  1. When would you recommend the ACTIVATOR Poles & technique vs. the Urban Poles & technique? After watching this chapter, determine if and why Urban Poling could provide a better outcome for some of your clients.
  2. What are the five steps of the Urban Poling technique?
  3. How can you use the poles in the winter time to prevent falls?

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Resources

Manual – Read chapter on Urban Poling

Videos are available on www.urbanpoling.com under “Getting Started”

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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