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#91is a Fighter- Paediatric Stroke Awareness Story

May 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

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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Parkinson’s Women: Singing Praise for the Activator

July 27, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Darcy Blake has Parkinson’s and is widely recognized for her blog which supports and advocates innovative exercise and new treatment options for those with Parkinson’s.  Her blog is recognized by HealthLine 2018 as one of the  Best PD Blogs and is also listed on Stanford Medicine under Favorite PD Blogs.  Read about Darcy’s great experience […]

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Active Living Webinar Series: Prehab & Rehab for Hip & Knee Surgery through the ACTIVATOR™ Program

July 18, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Join us next week as we share our expertise on the benefits of the ACTIVATOR™ Poles and program for pre & post hip and knee surgery through this complimentary learning opportunity. In the words of one of our valued customers Sandra Birdsell: “After my knee replacement, the poles give me confidence to go out in […]

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Nordic walking after Stroke

August 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

This very interesting article reviews the first study on the long term beneficial effects of using Nordic walking (treadmill) to improve balance, gait and ADL for hemiplegic participants (Kang et al. 2016).  Find out why the authors of this review, Shintani & De Nino  are excited by the results of this new study but suggest […]

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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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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 27, 2016 | By Urban Poling

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Learn the Benefits of the ACTIVATOR program! Urban Poling is pleased to work with Parkinson Canada and support them in their mission in various regions across the country.  As always, Urban Poling representatives are happy to work with your organization or support group by either providing information on how […]

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