(21 customer reviews)



For balance & rehab

Currently rated as 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.


Recommended by leading surgeons, physicians and therapists, our evidence-based ACTIVATOR ℗ Poles were designed by an occupational therapist & gerontologist specifically for rehab and long-term conditions. This unique patented design enhances strengthening, stability and off-loading with your safety in mind.

ACTIVATOR ℗ Poles may be beneficial for pre/post hip knee surgery, soft tissue injuries, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, chronic pain, cancer rehab,
spinal conditions and older adults. * There are currently 19 independent studies on the ACTIVATOR Poles at hospitals and universities in Canada
and the renowned Royal Orthopedic Hospital in London, UK.

  • Button locking system for greater weight-bearing capacity
  • Maximum User Weight 250 lb (114 kg)
  • Weight bearing per pole 200 lb (90 kg)
  • Patented ergonomic Coregrip designed for core strengthening while reducing strain on the wrist
  • Bell shaped tip for stability
  • Wide ledge instead of a strap to reduce the risk of injury
  • Anti-vibration features to minimize stress on joints
  • Adjustable to user heights to 6′ (182 cm) & ACTIVATOR2 is 6’4″ (193 cm)
  • 2-section collapsible poles for travel
  • Includes a user guide
  • Click here to watch our video on how to adjust your ACTIVATOR Poles and learn the ACTIVATOR Technique
  • FDA registered

*If you have any of these conditions, consult your physician or therapist before using the ACTIVATOR Poles or if you are currently using or have been recommended to use other devices for walking.

Maximum user weight: ACTIVATOR Poles is 250 lb (114 kg) and ACTIVATOR2 Poles is 320 lb (145 kg).

Mandy’s Tip:
The cost of ACTIVATOR Poles may be covered by your insurance companies including Veteran’s Affair Canada,
ICBC & WCB/WSIB.  Request an estimate for your insurance provider at


Product Liability Disclaimer

Urban Poling Inc is proud to be donating 1% of all ACTIVATOR Pole sales
in Canada to the March of Dimes Canada.


Urban Poling is proud to announce our partnership with VeDA (Vestibular Disorders Association),
a world-renowned and widely recognized organization in the area of balance.


UPC – 894577001016
Colour – Silver with red & iron grey design
Quantity – 1 pair
Size – adjustable length walker’s height: 128 cm to 183 cm (4'2" to 6')
Max weight of User 250 lb
Collapsed length – 74 cm (29")
Pole sections 2
Weight (pair) .655 kg (1.44 lb)
Material high-grade aluminum
Locking system secure button locking system
Grip Patent CoreGrip – ergonomic comfort, strapless, rubber
Carbide metal tip for trail, beach and snow
Bell tips (removable) – High quality 55 durometer rubber
Anti-vibration features handle grip, ferrule and rubber tips
Velcro strap secures poles together for storage
Instruction user guide and online video instruction.

21 reviews for ACTIVATOR® Poles

  1. Therese Suzanne May

    I got the activator poles a couple years ago and use them everyday to walk our neighborhood. I have had Parkinson’s for 8 years and these poles have helped me keep active and to stay stable as I hike around our route every day. I bought a pair for my two sisters I liked them so much!

  2. Pat Shacklady

    I have the Activator poles and love them .
    Like the wrist support and the adjustable locking system.
    My use is for hiking and they give great support when walking on uneven trails.
    Would certainly recommend this product.

  3. Amazon Customer

    *From Amazon

    I’m 58 and do a lot of walking along roads with sidewalks and without. The unevenness of the terrain, with surprise pot holes, has caused me to fall too often, resulting in road rash and need for chiropractor care. These poles are a game changer, for stability, for catching myself on uneven surfaces, and easing lower-back strain. I want to keep moving, and these poles definitely help.

  4. Barbara A

    *From Amazon

    I just started using these poles and I’m optimistic that they will help me walk better. I have very bad osteoarthritis in both hips and lumbar stenosis. Being more active is a goal but it’s not easy with the weakness and chronic pain. I was using a cane but my gait was very asymmetrical. I began using a rollator/walker but my arms weren’t moving in sync with my legs and I was starting to feel weaker. I saw someone with trekking poles and did a little research to see if these might be helpful. I determined that these were the best for me and so far I’m very pleased. After just a few days, my spouse has noticed that I’m standing straighter and not hunched over. I’m having minor soreness from weak muscles but, to me, that’s a good sign that I’m on the right path. My only issue is, despite being imprinted with an “L” and “R”, I keep grabbing the wrong pole in each hand. I plan to get a little sticker so that I can identify them better until I get used to the way they feel. I’m very grateful that this company exists and makes this product for people like me.

  5. Mary P. Harris

    *From Amazon

    After two back fusions, I could not walk without extreme lower back pain. My quality of life was extremely diminished because everything involves walking. I was seeing a postural restoration therapist who recommended these poles. They have…literally changed my life. The wrist rests help take just enough pressure off the lower back. They are also very stable and help with balance. I would highly recommend these [poles] for anyone having walking issues!

  6. Amazon Customer

    *From Amazon

    These were a game changer for me. I use a cane but it makes walking for exercise painful. With these I can walk faster and with my head up instead of my body curving down with my cane use. Worth it!

  7. grazinda

    *From Amazon

    I have now purchased 3 sets of Activator poles for 2 family members and a friend. All have long-term mobility issues and were using canes. I was looking at hiking sticks online, thinking they might be a better tool, when I came across the Activator poles. My friend has been doing physical therapy for a long time after several accidents, and didn’t feel she was making much progress. These poles have radically improved her walking ability and pain levels. Her therapists are impressed at her improvements in posture and gait as well. So I bought a pair for my brother, who has had several back surgeries and can barely walk. He is thrilled with the difference these make in his mobility and stance, as well as pain levels. He doesn’t feel bent and twisted, as he does using a cane. It’s not a cure-all, but it is a magnificent tool that has brought much improvement. I have purchased a third pair as a Christmas gift for a family member with MS. Fingers crossed!

  8. Amazon Customer

    *From Amazon

    Using to relearn to walk and understand these are more for hiking however also work well for relearning to walk. So thankful I found through a web search. Excellent!

  9. Cynthia

    *From Amazon

    After brain surgery for a benign acoustic neuroma, my balance hasn’t been the same. A friend with MS suggested trekking poles. My husband ordered two different types, but they were not satisfactory. My therapist said the tips should be larger to provide more stability. I searched and found these. They have been great and my therapist said they were perfect.

  10. Amazon Customer

    *From Amazon

    I am taking an Urban Poling class through our local YMCA & we use these exact poles. I ordered these so I can use while not in class. What I like about the poles is the adjustability, lightness but also sturdiness if that makes sense as these give me 2 additional feet per se. I have a bad right hip so my balance is not always good so these give me additional support. I’m a little less than coordinated so it’s nice to have additional support if needed. I’m finding these work well on our local walking trails but I think could work well inside also as there is a stopper like rubber foot on the bottom of each pole.

  11. heyesncurryfan

    *From Amazon

    I like these poles. They seem very sturdy and I can easily adjust the height, I also got their carry bag.

  12. EBov

    *From Amazon

    I have rheumatoid arthritis, and while I walk just fine, I struggle to rise from a kneeling position. After a recent fall in my driveway attempting to straighten up from a bent position, I decided it would be best to have a device to assist me. Because the arthritis affects my wrists, I wanted something that would not depend on grip strength. These fit the bill. The design of the handle takes the pressure off my wrists, and I can hold the poles with a loose grip. Using both poles, I rise with ease and stability and with no knee pain. I also hike, and I plan to use these for steep climbing. It is easy to adjust the height of the poles, and they appear well-made.

  13. Joel L.

    *From Amazon

    My wife was looking for some sturdy walking poles which have been shown to help Parkinson’s patients with walking exercise. Her arms don’t naturally move when she walks and the poles help to keep her upper body in motion. And also helps with posture.

    We tried some others with straps, but they didn’t work as well. She like the handles and the adjustment on these and they don’t slip like some of the other types of poles.

  14. TT

    *From Amazon

    Great rehab poles! I broke both femurs and have been recovering. I was using a cane until I tried a set of these at PT. Loved them so much that I ordered the exact same ones right away. Was so excited when they arrived. Great quality and very sturdy. Nice handle design helps them feel secure. I can walk at a normal pace with these. Life changing. Love them!!!

  15. Luv the arts

    *From Amazon

    My partner is able to walk easily, without using a walker, with these poles. They also help him to stand up straighter.

  16. VP

    *From Amazon

    I love these trekking sticks for walking. The handles are orthopedically designed as wrist holders versus holding a handle with straps. I needed these for [severe] balance issues when walking and they are so much more efficient than walking with a cane. I also like that they can be shortened or lengthened because I am 5 foot tall and these workout beautifully

  17. Sharon O

    From Amazon

    I have Parkinson’s and have used trekking poles for several years. These Activator poles are lightyears better for my issues. They seem natural to use, give much more stability, help strengthen the arms and upper body, and make it easier to relearn how to walk more upright. I have developed a habit of looking at the ground to avoid danger. The poles make me feel secure enough to look up. In fact, structurally they may actually encourage it with hand and arm placement. I plan on having a friend with hip issues to try them because he’s given up walking.

  18. Lynn D.

    *From Amazon

    Good quality.

    [B]ought these for my mother to help her walk independently. [T]he physical therapist is using them to help her walk better, giving her a full body workout with stability. I think I will purchase a pair for myself.

  19. Wanda-B. Soler

    *From Amazon

    This was a gift for my husband. He use them every day for walking. They are great for him to exercise

  20. Phil

    *From Amazon

    Using these poles have allowed me to walk better and build up my core muscles

  21. Joanne

    From Amazon

    Love the [ACTIVATOR® Poles]. My walking has improved in speed, posture, stamina and balance. I really feel I owe all of it to the [ACTIVATOR® Poles]. And another plus because of the [Poles] is that I want to go walking and try for longer distances. They make walking fun.

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