3 Easy Ways to Prevent Falls and Stay Active

March 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

If you have osteoporosis and a fear of falling, your first instinct may be to dial down the physical activity in your life. After all, there’s less risk of stumbling if you’re safely seated in a chair or car. Isn’t there? This kind of thinking is seriously outdated, says Fran Betts, district coordinator for the […]

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Pre-Hab & Urban Poling: the Secret to Speedy Post-Surgery Recovery

| By Urban Poling

Before her hip replacement surgery last year Wendy Crean, couldn’t manage a stroll around the block, and grocery shopping was out of the question. “Walking felt like torture,” says the 70-year-old retired nurse from Toronto. But just three months post-surgery, her health and mobility have skyrocketed. She is pain-free and back to leading an active […]

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Toronto Star – Recovered spinal cord patient to run Scotiabank marathon

February 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

“This is about the next me,” says Robert MacDonald, who plans to run a half-marathon after recovering from partial paralysis. William Suarez / Courtesy of the Toronto Rehab Foundation Robert MacDonald works out on a treadmill at the Lyndhurst Centre on Aug. 20, 2015. By: Stephen Spencer Davis Staff Reporter, Published on Fri Oct 16 […]

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Urban Poling in the Prevention & Management of Type 2 Diabetes

November 1, 2015 | By Urban Poling

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we’re tipping the scales Canada! Learn more about our ever successful Walk UP for Diabetes Course geared towards Diabetes Professionals. Thus far, we have trained well over 200 professionals across the country in our program and there are many more to come through Diabetes Month and beyond! Our program, […]

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