Active Living with Stroke – Survivor + Caregivers Programs in Your Community

Learn how Nordic walking can be a great tool for people recovering from a stroke. We’ll be presenting research-backed benefits of Nordic walking and showing how an Urban Poling program can be used for support groups, caregiver programs and also for Next Steps walking groups in malls.

Find out why therapists recommend the patented evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles to facilitate a more even walking pattern compared to canes. Additionally, people with stroke have reported feeling more like an athlete when using poles instead of a cane!      

Our ACTIVATOR Poles can improve various outcomes for people with strokes including: increasing movement of the affected arm and leg, improving arm swing during walking, increasing weight-bearing of the affected leg, as well as improving balance and posture. This webinar will also cover how to use the ACTIVATOR Poles for effective and enjoyable bilateral seated, standing and pre-walking exercises for individual and group exercise programs.

Date: January 15, 2020

Time: 1-2pm EST

Presenter: Mandy Shintani, OT and Gerontologist

Cost: Free


Plant, Push Propel

Proper technique allows you to get the maximum benefit from your Urban Poles.  When in doubt go back to the 3P’s, Plant, Push Propel.  Start slowly, if you become confused, stop & begin again.

Barb Gormley, Director of Education



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