Activator® Poles are phenomenal in older adult classes. The 4 points of contact help improve posture, balance and security, but most important of all is the way participants self esteem goes off the chart!
Don Ferguson | Older adult fitness instructor
The Activator® Poles allow me to be mobile and without pain by taking the pressure o my joints. My gait is steadier and I feel condent that I won’t fall. Now that I am able to be more active, I am starting to lose weight. The Activator® Poles are giving me a new comfortable and promising lease on life.
Joyce (osteoarthritis & osteoporosis)
“The Urban and Activator® poles were a hit at our Parkinson’s retreats. I continue to show the Activators® at our PWR!® Clinician trainings and we love them in our PWR!® Gym sessions.”
“Within minutes and with guidance, Harry integrated the use of the Activator® poles into his gait. His cadence was steady and coordinated. His risk of falls is diminished as his base of support has increased. His postural asymmetry is decreased allowing him an increased visual eld. The positive outcomes were immediate, I could go on. Harry was able to adapt readily and the positive outcomes were immediate.”
Jasmin Joan Cameron, MSc (RHBS), BSc (OT) For Harry McMurtry who walked 500 Miles “Have You Tried Poling?” Blog for Parkinson’s
“Activator® Poles are phenomenal in older adult classes. The 4 points of contact help improve posture, balance and security, but most important of all is the way participants self esteem goes off the chart!”
Don Ferguson Older adult fitness instructor
“Urban Poling is one of the many awesome tools that helped with my recovery from breast cancer treatment (namely surgery and radiation). For someone who is used to being very active, they were essential in strengthening my core muscles and regaining my overall physical health.”
“As a breast cancer survivor with heart complications, I was looking for a more complete body workout, while walking. Urban poling seemed like a gentle way to include some upper body exercise. Lymphedema was a concern for me after my bilateral mastectomies, due to the surgical removal of my lymph nodes. Including urban poling in my walking routine, often helped to relieve the congested feeling in my arm.”
Susan, Toronto Star article
“I After suering three heart attacks, I was hospitalized for some time and my muscles had atrophied to such an extent that I had lost most of my upper body muscle mass. After completing a cardiac rehab program, I started to use Urban Poles and the impact was remarkable. Strength once again returned to my upper body and my endurance increased. I do believe that Urban Poling will eventually bring me back to excellent health.”
“Based on recent evidence coming from Canada, we recommend to our patients to progress in the first few weeks, whenever comfortable, from using crutches to using specialised walking canes (Activator® Poles) to aid mobilisation and encourage normalising their gait pattern.”
Dr. Mihai Vioreanu is a highly experienced, Irish-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with expertise in knee and hip surgery obtained in Canada and Australia
For the past 5 years I have consistently recommended the Activator poles to patients in my surgical practice. They have been especially helpful for spinal stenosis patients who have undergone surgical decompression and extension osteotomy patients who have had surgery for positive sagittal balance. They have been instrumental in promoting an upright posture and a functional walking pattern compared to canes and walkers. In my opinion they facilitate rehabilitation and return patients to optimal function faster.
Charles G. Fisher, MD MHSc FRCSC, Surgery of the Spine Past President of the Canadian Spinal Society
I immediately understood the benets of the ACTIVATOR® poles as an alternative to canes, crutches and even walkers. The poles encourage an upright and symmetrical posture, rather than the forward lean of a walker or an asymmetrical lean from one cane. There is also an immediate reduction in lower extremity pain when weight bearing as well as improved balance and walking confidence.
Dolores Langford, Physiotherapist Quote from British Columbia Physical Therapy Association Magazine
Activator® poles are an excellent new tool for improving balance, posture and walking tolerance!