Parkinson’s Webinar

Parkinson’s Webinar

Find out how ACTIVATOR® Poles address the Recommendations for Exercise as per the Parkinson’s Foundation (USA) Guidelines for Exercises. Using walking poles significantly improves balance and is an effective tool for aerobic, strengthening and stretching programs. Learn how to modify the poling technique to increase the intensity and promote larger movements to improve your client’s walking ability.

This webinar includes a demonstration of 10 seated and standing exercises for improving balance and increasing intensity with seated and standing exercises.

Click here for an article released from the Parkinson’s Foundation titled Pole Walking for Parkinson’s: How this Nordic Workout Improves Mobility.

April 28 and 29, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT) – TWO LIVE SESSIONS

Parkinson's Before & After Using ACTIVATOR® Poles:


Harry McMurtry who has Parkinson’s, completed the highly acclaimed event 500 Miles for Parkinson’s from New York to Toronto by walking 15 miles per day.  Early in his journey, Harry started using the ACTIVATOR® Poles which he called a Game Changer.


  1. Research review (19 studies on Nordic walking & Parkinson’s) & 18 independent studies on ACTIVATOR® Poles
  2. Learn the ACTIVATOR technique that was developed for stability and normalizing gait pattern
  3. Urban Poling/Nordic walking technique for intensity and gait speed
  4. Why clients with Parkinson’s are highly motivated to use walking poles instead of canes and walkers (when appropriate)
  5. Learn how to use walking poles to improve balance through weight shifting, turning and multi-direction movement with seated & standing exercises


Profile image of Urban Poling's founder Mandy Shintani.

Mandy is an occupational therapist, gerontologist and the founder of Urban Poling. As a therapist, her design of our patented, evidence-based ACTIVATOR® Poles was rooted in her desire to create a tool that would revolutionize mobility and rehabilitation programs.  The ACTIVATOR Poles are certified by the Ease of Use program with the Arthritis Foundation.  

She is the leading expert on walking poles for rehabilitation and international presenter at conference/symposiums including; ACRM, ICAA, FAI, International 200 Years of Parkinson’s Disease, PMD Alliance and Davis Phinney. She was a finalist at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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