The Activator poles, from Urban Poling Inc., are revolutionizing mobility and rehabilitation for individuals with chronic conditions and those recovering from injuries as well as older adults who require more stability and balance when walking.
The Activator poles and Activator walking technique ensure the highest levels for safety, comfort and performance. 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 Activators are telescoping poles made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, have a button-lock system, ergonomic strapless grips, bell shaped tips to provides greater stability, and offer greater weight bearing support than the traditional Nordic walking poles. The Activator poles come with a user guide.
The Activator poles maybe right for you if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pre/post hip or knee surgery
- Work related injuries
- Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis
- Breast cancer rehab
- Less active older adults
- Mild Parkinson’s, MS
- Mild stroke
- Cardiac rehab
- Gait retraining
- Return to work programs
- Group exercise programs
Benefits from Walking with the Activator:
- Effective gait retraining tool for the purpose of rehabilitation
- Exercises the upper body as well as the legs
- Improves posture
- Reduces stress on hips and knee joints
- Increases stability and balance
- Increases cardiovascular and calories expenditure compared to regular walking
- Eases hill climbing and allows user to walk for longer distances with greater speed
- 1 pair (2 poles) of telescoping poles
- 1 pair bell tips
- 1 travel clip to hold poles together
- Carbide Metal Tip
- Premium Button Lock
- User Guide
- Can be adjusted for individuals approximately between 117cm (3'10") to 183cm (6') in height
- Can collapse to 74cm (29")
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