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Pole Walking Programs:
Increase walking endurance
Core strengthening & confidence building
Reduce pressure off hip & knee Joints
Inside Toronto, Feb 14, 2015
John Fenton, 82, walks 10 kilometres in Coldest Night of the Walk funderaiser. The (Activator) poles helped give Fenton added balance and stability, and the security they provided helped boost his confidence as he got his legs back into walking shape. Click here to read full story.
Fall Prevention Programs:
Seated & standing exercises
Improve flexibility & balance
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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