Urban Poling ACTIVATOR Fall Prevention Course
Find out how the ACTIVATOR™ poles and technique promote active living in older adults while targeting key areas related to fall prevention.
Our nationally recognized course provides in-depth practical training for therapists, kinesiologists, RAs and RDs (retirement to LTC) on how to use the ACTIVATOR poles (co-developed by an occupational therapist) safely and effectively for older adults for one-to-one rehabilitation treatment or active living exercise programs. Discover how ACTIVATOR poles positively impact outcomes for core strengthening, posture, coordination, balance, and for reducing impact off painful hip and knees joints while increasing confidence for walking and exercising.
“ACTIVATOR poles are phenomenal for older adults programs to improve posture, balance and security. But most important of all is the way that participants’ self esteem goes off the chart!”
~ Don Ferguson, older adult group program leader
“The ACTIVATOR poles are the most important new assistive device for the 21th century”.
~ Lisa Dennis, occupational therapist
• 4 hour live or onsite course
• 80-page manual including photos of sitting & standing exercises related fall prevention
• ACTIVATOR poles or Urban Poles
• Certificate for CEC credits with BCPRA, CCAA (CSEP & YMCA/YWCA upon request)
• Wholesale pricing for demo poles, group exercise programs and clinic sales
Cost: 249.99 ; early bird price 219.99
Group rates available for teaching this course onsite at your hospital or clinic (min. 4 participants, depending on your location).
Contact us to arrange for training.
Note: This course is geared to professionals working in rehabilitation and older-adult homes. Participants should only use this knowledge to work within their professional boundaries as determined by their association and college.
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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