Active Living with Hip and Knee OA

Learn how Urban and ACTIVATOR Poles can benefit individuals with hip and knee OA as well as pre/post hip and knee surgery when appropriate.   There are 270+ independent peer reviewed studies on Nordic walking listed on PubMed.

Benefits include:

-reduced impact off affected hip/knee joint
-promote normal walking pattern to reduce injury/stress on other joints
-improved posture
-weight management
-increased walking tolerance and general physical health to improve outcomes for post surgery recovery
-motivating tool for seated/standing exercises
-improved balance to help minimize the risk of falls
-enjoyable way to stay active and improve mood!








  • Overview of research
  • Understand how to utilize the design of the Urban Poles for fitness & ACTIVATOR Poles for pre/post joint replacement surgery
  • Sample exercises for pre-post hip & knee replacement surgery will also be highlighted.
    Q & A

Presenter: Mandy Shintani, reg. (OT) & Gerontologist
Guest Speaker:  Lisa Campbell, physiotherapist

Date: Tuesday July 23, 2019

Time: 10-10:45 pm EST

Cost:  Free

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For: General Public
*Any new exercise programs should be done under the guidance of your physician and rehabilitation professional

Going uphill

Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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