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Strong Core - Active Living - Well Balanced

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Available online in US and Canada.  Contact us for international orders and training.

Recommended by leading surgeons, physicians and therapists, our ACTIVATOR™ Poles were designed specifically for rehab and long term conditions by an occupational therapist.   This unique patent pending design offers strengthening, stability and off-loading with your safety in mind.

ACTIVATOR™ poles promote active living and over 182 independent studies on PubMed have found walking poles improve strength, balance, posture, walking tolerance & speed and reduce impact off knee joints.

ACTIVATOR™ poles were designed for post/hip knee surgery, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, chronic pain, cancer rehab, spinal conditions and fall prevention. If you have a chronic condition or awaiting surgery ask your physician or therapist if the ACTIVATOR™ Poles are right for you.

  • Button locking system for greater weight-bearing capacity - 200 lbs per pole.
  • New Ergonomic Coregrip (patent pending) designed for core strengthening while reducing strain on wrist & hand joints
  • Bell Shape tip for stability
  • Strapless for injury prevention
  • 3 anti-vibration features to minimize stress on joints
  • Adjustable to user heights to 6'
  • 2-section collapsible poles for travel
  • Includes a user guide and online video instruction on the ACTIVATOR™ technique

Consult your physician or therapist if using the ACTIVATOR™ poles instead of canes, crutches or walkers.

Mandy’s Tip:

The cost of ACTIVATOR™ Poles may be covered by your insurance company. You can learn more in the Your Health section of this website.

Specs for ACTIVATOR™

Product Spec Spec Value
UPC 894577001016
Colour Maroon & silver
Quantity 1 pair
Size – adjustable length walker’s height: 128 cm to 183 cm (4'2" to 6')
Max weight of User 300 lbs
Collapsed length 74 cm (29")
Pole sections 2
Weight (pair) .655 kg (1.44 lbs)
Material high-grade aluminum
Locking system secure button locking system
Grip strapless ergonomic rubber grip
Carbide metal tip for trail, beach and snow
Bell tips (removable) High quality 55 durometer rubber
Anti-vibration features handle grip, ferrule and rubber tips
Pole clip secures poles together for storage
Instruction user guide and online video instruction

  • I have Cauda equina syndrome and a severe dizziness and balance problem. I can hardly walk with a walker. My vestibular therapist started me to use the ACTIVATOR poles. We are both amazed how well it is working for me.

    - Horst, Alberta

  • I love my new poles… I find they are helping me walk better and with better posture. I have noticed reduced pain in my knees. It is so nice to have that ability to lean on my poles and help take the pressure off not only my knees, but my foot as well. I would highly recommend anyone who has mobility issues to get a pair of the ACTIVATOR poles. They have immensely helped me get my feet back on he ground (pardon the pun)! I use mine about 4-5 times a week.

    - Marion, British Columbia

  • I heard about Urban Poling ACTIVATOR Poles at my local YMCA and tried them out in their Walk Fit class. WOW!! The first time using these walking poles, I was able to walk half an hour with NO PAIN! Now, that may not sound like much to you but for me it’s a miracle. I have severe degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and I need bilateral knee replacement surgery…The Activator poles allow me to be mobile without pain by taking the pressure off my joints. My gait is more steady and I feel secure that I won’t fall. Now that I am able to be more active, I am starting to lose weight. Urban Activator Poles are giving me a new comfortable and promising lease on life. Thank you Urban Poling!

    - Joyce, Ontario

  • I also lost 20 pounds since using the Urban Poles 2 months ago….YIPEEEEEE. I was 275 when I started and am now 253!!

    - Michael, Ontario

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Health Benefits

Appropriate exercise with key features designed for rehab & long term conditions

  • Bell-shaped tips for stability
  • Strapless for injury prevention
  • Ergonomic CoreGrip designed for strengthening and reducing strain on wrist & hand joints
  • Secure locking system for greater weight-bearing support
  • 3 Anti-vibration features

ACTIVATOR™ Technique

  • Reduces stress on hip and knee joints
  • Promotes good posture
  • Increases walking speed and distance

Over 182 studies found on PubMed on the benefits of walking poles which may be attributable to the following conditions;

Hip and Knee Pre/Post Surgery

  • Reduces impact on knee and hip joints
  • Increase strength
  • Increased gait speed

Parkinson’s, MS, ABI, CVA

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Increases walking speed and distance
  • Promotes increased core strength and functional independence


  • Reduces impact on knee and hip joints
  • Promotes upper extremity mobility and strength
  • Increases walking speed and distance

Vestibular Conditions

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Promotes greater exercise tolerance
  • Improves functional independence and confidence

Healthy Aging

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Increases walking speed and distance
  • Address Factors related to Fall prevention

Manufacturer Warranty

We stand behind the products and service we provide. We guarantee that if any of our poles fail due to defects in workmanship or materials within two full years from the date of purchase, we will repair or replace all parts found defective without cost. Damage caused by negligence or improper use of our poles, including but not limited to adjusting them with a tool such as wrench or pliers, will void the warranty.

To validate your warranty, you must register your pole purchase, unless you purchased online with Urban Poling.

Satisfaction Guarantee

All Urban Poles come with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason (or for no reason at all) simply request a refund authorization, return your poles to us and we’ll issue a refund on your purchase less a nominal admin fee. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

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Proper technique allows you to get the maximum benefit from your Urban Poles.  When in doubt go back to the 3P’s, Plant, Push Propel.  Start slowly, if you become confused, stop & begin again.

Barb Gormley, Director of Education



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