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May 6th, 2021 – 12pm ET 

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Urban Poling PODCASTS

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s

Online Courses

The Urban Poling Instructor Course is a comprehensive course (offered both live and online) that teaches course participants the practical skills of Nordic walking.

Learn about the dynamic ACTIVATOR Program prescribed as best practice for rehabilitation centres, clinics and community programs.

Urban Poling is one of the best forms of fitness and way to regulate blood glucose, as it uses 90% of the muscles while providing both cardiovascular and strength training.

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  • GAPS Coffee Talk with Mandy Shintani
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.05.06
    Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
    11:00am – 12:00pm EDT
     Learn all about the researched benefits of Nordic walking for managing Parkinsons, such as improved balance, posture and core strengthening as well as how it can help you become more active and increase your walking ability.
    Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT (BC) & gerontologist, Urban Poling
    Location: Online Virtual Meeting
  • LIVE WEBINAR – URBAN POLING FOR ARTHRITIS
    12:00 -13:00
    2021.05.06

    May 6th, 2021 – 12pm ET

    There are currently 60 million people who have Arthritis in North America, that’s nearly 25% of the adult population. Inflammation due to Arthritis causes pain and stiffness in joints which can greatly impact your everyday living activities and lifestyle. Of all adults living with some form of Arthritis, 23% report experiencing severe joint pain. Through this learning opportunity we will share how you can take a load off your joints, reduce pain, and Walk with Ease with Urban Poling!

    This webinar with feature Trina Radske-Suchan (PT, CSCS) and Nick Turkas Director of External Affairs at the Arthritis Foundation. 

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  • PARKINSON’S WELLNESS COURSE
    09:00 -18:00
    2021.05.18

    Discover how to be instrumental in helping your clients achieve high priority goals including greater independence and active community participation with friends and family as well as increased confidence levels for walking with our ACTIVATOR Poles!

    Prescribed as best practices for neuro rehabilitation in Canada and abroad, ACTIVATOR Poles improve all aspects of gait including: stride, posture, speed and arm swing (see video below).   Patented ACTIVATOR Poles are recognized as an effective option to canes to delay or reduce the use of walkers (under the direction of a physical therapist).

    Course Agenda

    Instructor Course – 12 to 2 pm  EST 
    Audience:  fitness instructorsUP Instructor Course

    • Pre-Conference Virtual Warm UP – Barb Gormley
      Instructor Course for Fitness Professionals – Mandy Shintani & Diana Oliver
    • Agenda:  Intro, Benefits (fitness related), Urban Poling Technique, Assessment, Contraindications, Activator Technique.

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    Activator Course for Rehab Professionals – 4 to 6 pm EST
    Audience:  physical therapists, occupational therapists, PTAs, OTAs, ATs
    UP Activator Course
    Presented by: Mandy Shintani, OT & GerontologistAgenda:  Intro, Research, ACTIVATOR Technique, Assessment, Contraindications,  Urban Poling Technique

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    Parkinson’s Session – 2 to 4 pm EST  (for both Instructors & Therapists).   

    • Welcome & Agenda – Diana Oliver & Mandy Shintani
    • Perspectives from patients with Parkinson’s
    • Guidelines for Group Exercise Programs
    • Seated, Standing & Gait Exercises – Sunhan Anderson, physical therapist
    • More Exercise Ideas with poles & other devices – Wendy Wilkerson
    CCU

    Instructor course & PD Session:  4 ACE, 4 ACSM, 4 FAI 
    ACTIVATOR course & PD Session:  4 Procert with FSBPA, 4 ACSM

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