General Public – Hip and Knee OA

Learn how ACTIVATOR and Urban Poles are an excellent tool for those with hip and knee OA as well as for pre/post hip and knee surgery rehabilitation (when appropriate).  There 9 studies specifically on the ACTIVATOR Poles and 280+ 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!








  • Learn about the research related to hip and knee OA
  • Understand how to utilize the design and technique of the Urban Poles for fitness & ACTIVATOR Poles for pre/post joint replacement surgery
  • Find out about sample exercises with poles for hip and knee OA
    Q & A

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

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 Time: 1-1:45 pm

Cost:  Free

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

To view this recorded webinar from August 16, 2019, click on the box below.

Recorded Webinar


Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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