Introduction to Urban Poling for Health Care Clinics
The ACTIVATOR poles co-developed by a therapist are revolutionizing gait training as well as improving outcomes for reducing pain, improving ROM, posture, balance, core strengthening and other key goals of rehabilitation. It is an Active Evidence Based Treatment that has over 130 peer reviewed studies (walking poles) listed on PubMed.
Join us for a free 45 minute webinar about the clinical uses of the ACTIVATOR poles. We will briefly cover the research, areas of clinical use: orthopedic, neurology, cancer, RTW & seniors wellness, ACTIVATOR Technique and Urban Poling Technique (aka Nordic walking).
“I immediately understood the benefits of the ACTIVATOR poles as an alternative to canes, crutches and even walkers. The poles encourage an upright and symmetrical posture, rather than the forward lean of a walker or an asymmetrical lean from one cane. There is also an immediate reduction in lower extremity pain when weight bearing as well as improved balance and walking confidence”. Click here to read full article.
Dolores Langford, physiotherapist
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For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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