World Stroke Day

October 29, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Today marks World Stroke Day and Urban Poling is proud to say that stroke clients can absolutely benefit from pole walking–as many already do. For those of you who may not know, stroke is a neurotraumatic injury which typically affects one side of the body a lot more than the other. Stroke clients often experience […]

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March of Dimes – Aphasia Camp

October 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

On Oct 5, 2019 Urban Poling was a proud member of the March of Dimes Aphasia Camp, which was held in Haliburton, Ontario. We were fortunate to be walking with so many brave warriors and discussing the many benefits pole walking provides. To all the participants who came out and walked with us, thank you […]

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Twitter Contest Award Winners!

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Congratulations to our 4 “caption-this” contest award winners! Last month we announced the winners on our Twitter page, where we ran a creative-caption-this contest. We’re excited to be giving away wonderful prizes like brand new poles, accessories and a Tim Hortons gift card to our lucky 4. Thank you for entering, we look forward to […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – September

September 3, 2019 | By Urban Poling

For this month’s Wendi Paterson Award winners we would like to acknowledge two inspiring personalities, Katherine Combaluzier and Lorene Hughes, owner of Scary Bunny Be Fit who have truly shown what it means to rise strong. Congratulations ladies for being such strong role models! Lorene Hughes Lorene Hughes is the owner of Scary Bunny Be Fit and operates […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – August

August 8, 2019 | By Urban Poling

This month we would like to acknowledge Verla Fortier and Mr. & Mrs. Camacho for being the recipients of our Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award.  We congratulate them both (rather all three!) for achieving great success with pole walking and inspiring others to do the same. Verla Fortier Verla is a 65 year old retired nurse living […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – July

July 10, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Congratulations to this month’s award winners, Barb Koetsier and Nancy Cronin! We are thrilled to be honoring these two individuals for achieving great success with pole walking and inspiring others to do the same. Barb Koetsier “I am so glad I bought the Activator² Poles.  I take them everywhere.  They folded up and fit in […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – June

June 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

CRITICAL MONITOR LINES to the FINISH LINE This month will re-introduce Rob MacDonald, a miraculous story of a man who was told that he had only a 5% chance of walking after a devastating fall while on vacation. Congratulations to Rob for not only beating those odds, but for being a source of inspiration for […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – May

May 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

For the month of May we are so pleased to be honouring Owen.  This blog is written through the voice of Gabriella De Nino, Registered Kinesiologist and Health Promotion Manager at Urban Poling Inc.  While at a Stroke Symposium hosted by the March of Dimes Canada, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful woman […]

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#91is a Fighter- Paediatric Stroke Awareness Story

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While at a Stroke Symposium hosted by the March of Dimes Canada, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful woman named Rebecca, who was there on behalf of her son Owen, a pediatric stroke survivor.  Rebecca told me about all Owen’s inspirational story and I was so moved by it that I had to […]

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Activator Poles – Prescribed by Surgeons, Physiatrists & Physicians

May 6, 2019 | By Urban Poling

We have been using the Activator poles in our clinics and hospital for a number of years now. Our population with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, hereditary spastic paraplegia, among others, are responding with a more normalized gait pattern, and are comfortable using the athletic-appearing aids in public. They are a very useful and effective […]

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