Ryan Titchener’s ACTIVATOR Road to Recovery

August 1, 2017 | By Urban Poling

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July 31st 2017 marked one year after Ryan Titchener’s climbing accident. The Calgary man suffered a crushed spine after a bolder dislodged from a mountain. Doctors told Ryan he may never walk again but that did not stop him from trying. He started by just being able to wiggle one toe, then after months of extensive physiotherapy, Ryan was able to take his first few steps. Fast forward to present time, Ryan has worked his way back to walking and biking. However, he is determined to climb again.

In his interview with CBC Calgary Ryan is also portrayed using ACTIVATOR™ Poles which allow him to keep doing the things he loves while adding more stability and balance to his gait.

Urban Poling Inc. is elated to be helping Canadians get moving from coast to coast. Whether it’s preventative or post- operative our mission is to promote  ability and helping people realize their full potential. We are so proud of Ryan as his journey perfectly encompasses this vision.

Congratulations Ryan on your recovery, we wish you well on achieving your next big goal and we are glad that our ACTIVATOR™ poles may tag along for the climb.

If you’d like to watch the CBC Calgary interview, please click here

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