Activator Poles | Urban Poling & Nordic Walking

By: Urban Poling  09-12-2011
Keywords: Rehabilitation, walking, Physiotherapists

Activator Poles

The Activator Poles are revolutionizing fitness and rehabilitation for individuals with chronic conditions, those recovering from injuries as well as older adults who require more stability and balance when walking. Designed by a Canadian therapist, there are 8 unique features to increase stability and effectiveness. Walking with the Activator poles also reduces impact on your knee joints, improves core strengthening, improves posture and helps to promote a functional gait pattern.There are over 58 research studies on the benefits of walking poles. A recent study by Professor Gregg Afman found that using walking poles increased stability, balance and posture.

The Activator poles maybe right  for you if you have any of the  following conditions…

Ask your physician or rehabilitation specialist if the Activator poles are appropriate for you.

You can feel confident using the Activator Poles and technique because they were designed by a Canadian occupational therapist with input from a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and kinesiologists.  The technique was also developed to increase stability while still providing a full body workout.

Does health care services or insurance pay for the Activator?

Ask your physiotherapist or doctor about how the Activators poles can be eligible for financial assistance as a  medical expense paid by Third Party Funding services.

  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)  - POC 1 – Aids for Daily Living
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
  • WorkSafe BC, WSIB
  • Private Insurance -  Extended Health Benefits
  • Automobile Accident Insurance

The Activator course is approved for professional credits with the University of Western Ontario- Canadian Centre of Activity and Aging, BCRPA and Can-Fit-Pro.

Keywords: occupational therapist, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation, walking, Walking Poles

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