Health Care Professional Training


ACTIVATOR™ Urban Poling Course for Rehabilitation & Wellness Professionals

Designed by a Therapist For Therapists

Le cours ACTIVATOR par Urban Poling pour les professionnels du mieux-être et de la réadaptation

Regular Price: 229.99
Early Bird Price: 199.99 (on registrations received 1 week before class start date)
Online course price: 189.00

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Revolutionizing exercise programs, gait retraining and rehabilitation for youth and adults with chronic conditions, injuries and less active older adults.

Our surgeons are excited about the upright posture that the Activator poles achieve with our patients recovering from spinal surgery. The poles facilitate the biomechanics of a normal gait pattern and at the same time strengthen core muscles.
– Hilary Jebson PT, Acute Spine Program at Vancouver General Hospital

City Date & Time Location Presenter
Online Mandy Shintani
Ottawa Fri, March 27, 2015
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
OPA Annual Conference
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Margaret Martin

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Details: The Urban Poling Course for Rehabilitation & Wellness Professionals provides in-depth training for therapists, RT, RA, RMT and Wellness coordinators at retirement to LTC homes.You’ll learn how to effectively use the Urban & Activator poles for rehabilitation, individual and group exercise programs. The Activator poles were co-developed by a therapist specifically for youth and adults with chronic conditions, post-surgery and older adults who require more stability and balance when walking.This 3.5 hour course covers assessment tools and how to modify the technique based on the physical and cognitive limitations of clients. The practical portion includes an overview of assessments, techniques and exercises.Includes the basic technique for urban poling (Nordic walking) for adults and active older adults recovering from injuries to elite athletes seeking core strengthening.A must for therapists or rehab professionals who want to safely and effectively use poles as part of their treatment.

Activator & Urban poles are an excellent new tool for clients for improving posture, stability and balance.” Cathy McNorgan, Physiotherapist

Who Should Attend?

The Course is suitable for those working with:

  • pre/post hip or knee surgery
  • mild Parkinson’s, MS, TBI
  • spinal cord injuries
  • mild stroke
  • osteoarthritis, osteoporosis
  • cardiac rehab
  • breast cancer rehab
  • gait retraining
  • retirement to LTC
  • return to work programs
  • mental health
  • group exercise programs

Tuition Details

Tuition for this 3.5-hour live training course is $229.99 and includes:

  • Training materials including a 50 page manual.
  • Complimentary pair of Urban Poling or ACTIVATOR poles ($100).
  • Access to a private instructor website
  • Secrets of Success: How to Design and Market Your Urban Poling Program marketing eCourse ($40 value)
  • Certificate of course completion.*

* Recognized for CE
Cs by BCRPA, OKA and Canadian Centre of Activity and Aging (University of Western Ontario). CSEP & YWCA/YMCA upon request.


Second Nature

The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself.  After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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