Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course Quiz

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Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course Quiz
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Ethnical & Safe Professional Guidelines – Read and Agree to Before Starting this Course


It is imperative that each person works within their own professional scope of practice as set by the guidelines determined by your college, association or regulatory body. If you are uncertain about your ability to work with a client given their physical, cognitive or psychological limitations, contact your association or college to discuss how you should proceed or refer this client to a physical therapist or physician to assess. As well, make sure you are aware of the contraindications for group programs and independent use of the poles. Abiding by these guidelines will ensure each person receives safe and ethical services.

I hereby understand and agree that this course is limited to the instructional use for Urban Poling walking poles, which may be used in my current professional practice and does not give me any additional professional certification outside of any current professional designation that I hold.

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Some of the researched benefits of Nordic walking (walking with poles) vs. regular walking include:



Answer the following as True or False

Researched Benefits True or False
Improved core strength True
False
Decreased pain reported in neck, back and shoulder True
False
Improved mood True
False
The cardiovascular workout is the same as standard walking True
False
Urban Poling Nordic walking poles have three design features that help reduce vibrations and stress to joints True
False


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Which of the following key features differentiate Urban Poling Nordic walking poles from ski poles?



Answer the following as True or False

True or False
Urban Poling Nordic walking poles have cushioned boot tips for walking on sidewalks and pavement True
False
The handles on Urban Poling Nordic walking poles have a wide Ledge to help develop core strength True
False
Urban Poling Nordic walking poles have a strapless handle to help prevent injuries True
False


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How straight should the arms be when using the a) Nordic walking poles and b) ACTIVATOR poles?

A) elbows straight but not locked b) elbows at 45 degrees or slightly lower
B) elbows straight but not locked b) elbows at 90 degrees or slightly lower



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What is the tallest a person can be to effectively use the Urban Poling Nordic walking poles

A) 6’4”
B) 6’2”
C) 6’


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The ergonomic handles on Urban Poling Nordic walking poles:

Select the correct option

A) are easier to hold for users with arthritis in their hands
B) allow the wrists to be positioned in a neutral position and with a loose/easy grip which reduces strain to the wrist joint
C) help develop core strength as users push down on the Ledge
D) act like shock absorbers maximizing vibrations through the wrists and ankles
E) a and c
F) a, b, and c
G) all of the above



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With inactive older adults, consider holding the first few classes indoors

Select the correct option

A) True
B) False


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What is a good technique to use when walking on sandy trails, gravel or grass?

A) remove the boot tips
B) walk slower and grip the handles more tightly
C) use a very short stride and keep your poles upright
D) b and c
E) none of the above


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I have practised the Urban Poling technique for a minimum of one hour and I feel confident in my skills.

A) True
B) False


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I have practised the ACTIVATOR technique for a minimum of one hour and I feel confident in my skills.

A) True
B) False


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How much pressure can you apply to each Urban poles and what is the recommended maximum user weight?

A) 50 lb/ kg per pole and 150 for maximum user’s weight
B) 75 lb/ kg per pole and 200 for maximum user’s weight
C) 90 lb/ kg per pole and 250 for maximum user’s weight



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Which of the following examples are simple techniques for teaching Urban Poling/Nordic walking?

A) Demonstration, handshake, backward shoulder rolls, standing still & practise an exaggerated motion swinging alternating arms up to shoulder level The Quick Start: Start with your right arm and left leg in front. Press on the Ledge of the handle and step forward to start moving.
B) Demonstration, handshake, standing still & practise an exaggerated motion swinging alternating arms up to shoulder level The Quick Start: Start with your right arm and left leg in front. Press on the Ledge of the handle and step forward to start moving.



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What are the 5 steps of Urban Poling?

A) With your arms at your side (elbows straight) and dragging the poles behind you, simply begin to walk. As you continue walking and dragging your poles, start swinging your arms further forward (with your elbows bent). At this point, you should feel the tips of the poles catching the ground behind you with each step. As you plant your poles, apply downward pressure on the ledge of the CoreGrip and feel your body being propelled forward by the poles. Finally, as your arm swings forward to the high handshake position, keep dragging your poles forward.
B) With your arms at your side (elbows straight) and dragging the poles behind you, simply begin to walk. As you continue walking and dragging your poles, start swinging your arms further forward until they are at the same level as if you were offering a high handshake. If you are finding this difficult, shorten the length of your poles. At this point, you should feel the tips of the poles catching the ground behind you with each step. As you plant your poles, apply downward pressure on the ledge of the CoreGrip and feel your body being propelled forward by the poles. Finally, as your arm swings forward to the high handshake position, lift slightly so your poles can clear the ground.



What is the weight bearing capacity per pole and recommended maximum user weight for a person to safely use the Activator poles?

A) 200 lb./90 kg per pole and 250 lbs for maximum user’s weight
B) 100 lb./45 kg per pole and 225 lbs for maximum user’s weight
B) 50 lb./23 kg per poles and 200 lbs for maximum user’s weight



1. Which of the following situations would you recommend the ACTIVATOR poles rather than the fitness edition Urban poles?

A) limited balance
B) reduced grip strength
C) progressive neurological condition
D) post hip and knee surgery – greater off loading is required
E) less active older adult
F) all of the above



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