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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.

ACTIVATOR COURSE
Finding Balance
Recorded version
 ACTIVATOR COURSE 
for Parkinson’s
Recorded version
ACTIVATOR COURSE pre/post hip and knee – surgery & spinal stenosis
Recorded version
VIRTUAL NATIVE AMERICAN
conference
Recorded version
INSTRUCTOR CONFERENCE
for Trainers & Fitness professionals
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANCER WELLNESS COURSE 
for Trainers & Health Care professionals
 
 
 
 
*CCU certificate provided upon completion of these recorded courses

Events Calendar & Webinars

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  • General Public – Hip and Knee OA
    08:00 -12:00
    2019.09.23

    Learn how ACTIVATOR and Urban Poles are an excellent tool for those with hip and knee OA as well as for pre/post hip and knee surgery rehabilitation (when appropriate).  There 9 studies specifically on the ACTIVATOR Poles and 270+ independent peer reviewed studies on Nordic walking listed on PubMed.

    Benefits include:

    -reduced impact off affected hip/knee joint
    -promote normal walking pattern to reduce injury/stress on other joints
    -improved posture
    -weight management
    -increased walking tolerance and general physical health to improve outcomes for post surgery recovery
    -motivating tool for seated/standing exercises
    -improved balance to help minimize the risk of falls
    -enjoyable way to stay active and improve mood!

    Agenda:

    • Learn about the research related to hip and knee OA
    • Understand how to utilize the design and technique of the Urban Poles for fitness & ACTIVATOR Poles for pre/post joint replacement surgery
    • Find out about sample exercises with poles for hip and knee OA
      Q & A

    Presenter: Mandy Shintani, reg. (OT) & Gerontologist
    Guest Speaker:  Lisa Dkyeman, physiotherapist

    Date: Friday, August 16, 2019

    Time: 1-1:45 pm

    Cost:  Free

    For: General Public
    *Any new exercise programs should be done under the guidance of your physician and/or rehabilitation professional

     

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  • Active Living for Orthopaedic Rehab
    12:00 -13:00
    2019.09.25

    ACTIVATOR Poles are an evidence-based, patented tool that is revolutionizing rehabilitation. Prescribed extensively across all continuums of healthcare for therapy and for the reduction of passive mobility device use, such as canes, crutches and walkers.

    Learn how the ACTIVATOR Poles can benefit individuals with hip and knee conditions, such as osteoarthritis and those who are surgery outpatients. Over 260 research studies have examined the impact of Nordic walking and the results speak for themselves!

    In this webinar:

    • Overview of research
    • Discover an effective alternative (or in conjunction) to passive devices, such as canes, and to delay/reduce the use of walkers and crutches.
    • Understand how to utilize the design of the ACTIVATOR Poles for improved core strength, improving gait outcomes as well as off-loading.
    • New exercises on how the ACTIVATOR Poles are being used within a rehab setting
    • Additional exercises for pre-post hip & knee surgery will also be highlighted.

    Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT

    Date: July 25, 2019

    Time: 12-1pm EST

    Cost:  Free

    For: Rehabilitation Professionals & Surgeons

    The Activator program has been presented at 8 National and International Conferences over the past couple of years. Our certificate course has also recently been approved for CEU’s by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physical Therapy Association.

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