100 Years Young and still Urban Poling!

September 27, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Bea Husser will be celebrating her 100th birthday on September 30, 2017.  She was born and raised on a farm just north of Ashmont, Alberta.  She was introduced to Urban Pole walking by Alberta’s Master trainer, Susan Yackulic, when the Cloverdale Community league hosted some Try-It sessions about 4 years ago.  She continues to walk, […]

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Nordic walking after Stroke

August 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

This very interesting article reviews the first study on the long term beneficial effects of using Nordic walking (treadmill) to improve balance, gait and ADL for hemiplegic participants (Kang et al. 2016).  Find out why the authors of this review, Shintani & De Nino  are excited by the results of this new study but suggest […]

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Step into Nature

May 5, 2017 | By Urban Poling

May marks the start of many things, warmer weather (we hope), increased day-light, mental health awareness week, a fantastic time of year for poling and it coincides with the launch of Conservation Ontario’s Healthy Hikes Campaign!  Healthy Hikes is an annual initiative of Conservation Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities and other similarly-minded organizations. […]

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Get patients outdoors again with the Activator Poles – Physiopedia

March 17, 2017 | By Urban Poling

At the European Congress for Physiotherapist in Liverpool, UK we had the opportunity to introduce Wendy Walker to the Activator poles. PhysioPedia DECEMBER 21, 2016  Activator Poles A more natural walking aid… walking poles+. A review by Wendy Walker. I have trialled Activator walking poles with several patients, and the results are pleasing. They are […]

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Three supportive movements for Nordic walkers

March 13, 2017 | By Lisa Workman

Let’s be honest, some of us are fair weather walkers during the winter months. Our reason to move indoors might be to support our outdoor activities that we do during the other three seasons! Watch as Lisa, founder of The Why I Move Project, explains three supportive resistance:

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Webinar – OTs as the Innovators & Developer

March 9, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Join our presenter she engages participants to: Discover why occupational therapists make the perfect innovators and developers Gain insight into the challenges and hurdles our presenter personally faced during the development of her mobility device Find out about resources for device design – a case study with DesignAbility with the March of Dimes Learn 10 […]

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New Activator Education Bulletin

| By Urban Poling

To find out about the latest news on our education events & current research, we have launched the New ACTIVATOR Education Bulletin which will be posted bi-annually.  Check out our exciting line up of webinars and new courses for the Spring 2017. Active Living webinars These free 45-minute webinars feature guest speakers on the use of […]

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Six Studies on ACTIVATOR Poles

March 8, 2017 | By Urban Poling

The ACTIVATOR poles and technique are revolutionizing the practice of rehabilitation as found in these studies taking place in hospitals and universities across Canada.   Read on to find out about new and current studies taking place on the use of poles with conditions in which there is very little research like COPD and Fall Prevention.  Analysis […]

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Contest alert! Help us create a list of 150 Great Canadian Hikes!

February 14, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Canadians love hiking… and what’s not to love? Fresh air, exercise, beautiful scenery, a budget-friendly workout in every season. Hiking makes sense! In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday and our country’s love of hiking, we’re running a contest from February 15 – April 15. Our 150 Great Canadian Hikes contest asks Canadians to submit their […]

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Fitness goals? Go get them!

January 3, 2017 | By Catherine Cameron

Happy New Year! May 2017 be a happy and healthy year for you and yours. Many people choose January as an opportunity to make a fresh start… a time to commit anew to healthy lifestyle goals. If you’re among this group, here are a few things to keep in mind: Set realistic goals – things […]

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