Parkinson’s Women: Singing Praise for the Activator

July 27, 2018 | By Urban Poling

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Darcy Blake has Parkinson’s and is widely recognized for her blog which supports and advocates innovative exercise and new treatment options for those with Parkinson’s.  Her blog is recognized by HealthLine 2018 as one of the  Best PD Blogs and is also listed on Stanford Medicine under Favorite PD Blogs.  Read about Darcy’s great experience with our new Activator Pole design and how our poles whistle!

Parkinson’s Women Blog: Singing Praise for the Activator

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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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