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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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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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

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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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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 27, 2016 | By Urban Poling

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Learn the Benefits of the ACTIVATOR program! Urban Poling is pleased to work with Parkinson Canada and support them in their mission in various regions across the country.  As always, Urban Poling representatives are happy to work with your organization or support group by either providing information on how […]

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Falls and Stay Active

March 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

If you have osteoporosis and a fear of falling, your first instinct may be to dial down the physical activity in your life. After all, there’s less risk of stumbling if you’re safely seated in a chair or car. Isn’t there? This kind of thinking is seriously outdated, says Fran Betts, district coordinator for the […]

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Pre-Hab & Urban Poling: the Secret to Speedy Post-Surgery Recovery

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Before her hip replacement surgery last year Wendy Crean, couldn’t manage a stroll around the block, and grocery shopping was out of the question. “Walking felt like torture,” says the 70-year-old retired nurse from Toronto. But just three months post-surgery, her health and mobility have skyrocketed. She is pain-free and back to leading an active […]

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Toronto Star – Recovered spinal cord patient to run Scotiabank marathon

February 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

“This is about the next me,” says Robert MacDonald, who plans to run a half-marathon after recovering from partial paralysis. William Suarez / Courtesy of the Toronto Rehab Foundation Robert MacDonald works out on a treadmill at the Lyndhurst Centre on Aug. 20, 2015. By: Stephen Spencer Davis Staff Reporter, Published on Fri Oct 16 […]

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Urban Poling in the Prevention & Management of Type 2 Diabetes

November 1, 2015 | By Urban Poling

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we’re tipping the scales Canada! Learn more about our ever successful Walk UP for Diabetes Course geared towards Diabetes Professionals. Thus far, we have trained well over 200 professionals across the country in our program and there are many more to come through Diabetes Month and beyond! Our program, […]

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