Parkinson’s Wellness Course for RSB

Parkinson’s Wellness Course for RSB

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 $40 OFF Early Bird Special (Valid till Course Day)

Course Registration Includes 1 pair of Activator ® Poles and 1 pair of Boot Tips.

*Package customization is available through SME

Incorporating the cultural and goals of RSB into the Urban Poling Course

Course Agenda

  1. Introduction & Benefits of Urban Poling for RSB Clinics
  2. Urban Poling Technique for Early Stages of Parkinson’s
         & High Intensity Strategies for RSB Clients: Jogging/Skipping/Hills/Intervals
  3. Research Review
  4. Activator® Technique for Balance for Lower Level Clients
  5. Pole Exercises for RSB Clinics: 
         – Warm & Cool Down Exercises
         – Stations with Poles
         – One Hour Standing Exercise Class:  Sample sessions with video & lesson plan
         – One Hour Seated Exercise Class: Sample session with video & lesson plan
           for lower level clients
  6. Assessment, Contraindications, Guidelines for Practice
  7. Guidelines for RBS Outdoor Poling Programs for Higher
        & Lower Level,
    Clients & Caregivers
  8. Quiz



Joy A Cochran
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Watertown, Wisconsin

Joy graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2016.  She is a Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional and Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult  (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a Master Trainer for Urban Poling, and also holds certifications specific to treating Parkinson’s Disease – PWR! Moves, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), and LSVT BIG.  Joy is experienced in treating complex conditions, such as; Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), amputees, balance, and vestibular.
Wendy Wilkerson is a Master Trainer at Urban Poling.

Wendy Wilkerson
BS, MS. Ed., MFP-C
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wendy has over 14 years experience in the health and wellness field including, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic and neurological physical therapy. She is a member of the MedFit network, a professional membership organization for fitness and allied professionals. Received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Exercise Science and Wellness from Old Dominion University. Founder of Rock Steady Boxing Virginia Beach, LLC dba Empowerment! Wellness
Specialty certifications include:
+ Owner of Rock Steady Boxing Virginia Beach, LLC, dba Empowerment! Wellness, dba HEALTH-E-FIT
    Hampton Roads Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach
+ PWR! Certified Instructor
+ MS Fitness Specialist
+ Urban Poling Master Trainer

Mandy Shintani 
reg OT (BC) & gerontologist
Vancouver, BC Canada

Mandy Shintani is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience as well as being a gerontologist and international conference speaker on Nordic walking/urban poling for rehabilitation and fitness.  Sixteen years ago, she applied her skills as an occupational therapist to develop the ACTIVATOR® Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation, which are evidence-based and the focus of 18 current studies.  Research on the ACTIVATOR® poles has been presented at international conferences and poster presentations including; International Stroke Congress, Canadian & UK National Physical Therapy Association Conference, International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease in Australia, ACPIN Neuro conference (UK), the National Fall Prevention conference (Canada) and the Western USA occupational therapist conference.

Activator® Advantage

Evidence-based, award winning and FDA Registered, the Activator® Poles are prescribed by top doctors, surgeons, physical therapists and used by top recreation & fitness professionals globally to improve outcomes for gait, balance, stability and posture and to inspire movement through activating nearly all the body’s muscles simultaneously!


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