Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Chapter 5

The ACTIVATOR Poling Technique: How to Do It & How to Teach It

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Update:  New – ACTIVATOR2 Poles designed for taller clients 6 ft 4 inches (193 cm) and collapse down to 25 inches (63 cm).

Metric:  Weight-bearing  is 200 lbs/90 kg per pole, maximum suggested user weight is 250 lbs/113 kg.  Poles collapses to 31 inches/78 cm

Resources

Read the following manual chapters – ACTIVATOR Rehab Poles & The ACTIVATOR Walking Technique

Going downhill

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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