Step into Nature

May 5, 2017 | By Urban Poling

May marks the start of many things, warmer weather (we hope), increased day-light, mental health awareness week, a fantastic time of year for poling and it coincides with the launch of Conservation Ontario’s Healthy Hikes Campaign!  Healthy Hikes is an annual initiative of Conservation Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities and other similarly-minded organizations. […]

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150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest Winners

April 28, 2017 | By Urban Poling

We are excited to announce the entries for our 150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest highlighting some of your favourite trails, parks and conservation areas to explore while enjoying the great outdoors. Since the trails are all equally beautiful, scenic and uniquely captivating in their own way, they are listed in random order but organized by […]

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Spring UP Fever Hits Alberta

April 18, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Never has there been so much UP activity in Alberta!  It started in mid-March, a few days before spring officially arrived with the opportunity to provide training to 45 members of the provincial Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Team gathered in Calgary.   A dynamite team of instructors including Susan Yackulic (Edmonton), Deborah Foley (Canmore) and […]

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Urban Poling’s 150 Testimonials

April 13, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Although we are not quite as old as this beautiful country that we are proud to call home, we are thrilled to have been in business for nearly 12 years. During this time we have enriched the lives of thousands of Canadians, at all stages of life.  Over the course of the years, the enthusiasm […]

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Get patients outdoors again with the Activator Poles – Physiopedia

March 17, 2017 | By Urban Poling

At the European Congress for Physiotherapist in Liverpool, UK we had the opportunity to introduce Wendy Walker to the Activator poles. PhysioPedia DECEMBER 21, 2016  Activator Poles A more natural walking aid… walking poles+. A review by Wendy Walker. I have trialled Activator walking poles with several patients, and the results are pleasing. They are […]

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Webinar – OTs as the Innovators & Developer

March 9, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Join our presenter she engages participants to: Discover why occupational therapists make the perfect innovators and developers Gain insight into the challenges and hurdles our presenter personally faced during the development of her mobility device Find out about resources for device design – a case study with DesignAbility with the March of Dimes Learn 10 […]

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New Activator Education Bulletin

| By Urban Poling

To find out about the latest news on our education events & current research, we have launched the New ACTIVATOR Education Bulletin which will be posted bi-annually.  Check out our exciting line up of webinars and new courses for the Spring 2017. Active Living webinars These free 45-minute webinars feature guest speakers on the use of […]

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Six Studies on ACTIVATOR Poles

March 8, 2017 | By Urban Poling

The ACTIVATOR poles and technique are revolutionizing the practice of rehabilitation as found in these studies taking place in hospitals and universities across Canada.   Read on to find out about new and current studies taking place on the use of poles with conditions in which there is very little research like COPD and Fall Prevention.  Analysis […]

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Contest alert! Help us create a list of 150 Great Canadian Hikes!

February 14, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Canadians love hiking… and what’s not to love? Fresh air, exercise, beautiful scenery, a budget-friendly workout in every season. Hiking makes sense! In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday and our country’s love of hiking, we’re running a contest from February 15 – April 15. Our 150 Great Canadian Hikes contest asks Canadians to submit their […]

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Harry McMurtry completes 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

June 22, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Congratulations to Harry McMurtry who arrived to a large fan base in Toronto to celebrate his 500 Mile trek from Manhattan to raise research funds and awareness for Parkinson’s. Along with the media and dignitaries our very own Fiath Julien was at the celebration to be part of the congratulatory spectators on this memorable occasion for Harry and […]

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