Please note: This course is only for rehabilitation professionals or fully qualified Nordic Walking instructors that have experience in working in the rehabilitation sector.
Dynamic evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles are revolutionising rehabilitation.
Motivate your clients while significantly improving treatment outcomes for balance, core strength, posture, endurance; reducing impact on lower extremities and joints; and promoting functional gait patterns.
Learn how this dynamic, evidence-based, patent-pending tool is revolutionising rehabilitation and is being used extensively in all continuums of health care and has many benefits compared to passive mobility devices such as canes; and can be introduced to reduce the use of crutches and walkers, when appropriate. Provide opportunity for your patients to take responsibility for their own exercise improvements by signposting to nationally available Nordic Walking UK Wellbeing classes.
“They have been instrumental in promoting an upright posture and a functional walking pattern compared to canes and walkers. In my opinion they facilitate rehabilitation and return patients to optimal function faster.”
— Dr. Charles G. Fisher MD MHSc FRCSC, Past President of the Canadian Spine Society
Research Review – 235+ studies on walking poles on PubMed
Why typical Nordic Walking poles may not be appropriate for many conditions.
ACTIVATOR Poles and Technique for a variety of conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Stroke rehabilitation and hip/knee replacements
Info sheets on use of fitness walking poles with each condition
Seated, Standing and Pre-Gait Exercises
Using the poles with older adults and spinal conditions
Nordic walking technique for managing diabetes and cardiac rehab
Videos of using the ACTIVATOR poles with different chronic conditions and innovative exercises with excerpts from leading physiotherapists including: Dr. Becky Farley PhD, Judy Boivin, Peter Vavougois, Lisa Roberts, Cathy McNorgan and researcher Dr. Daniel Bechard PhD
e-Certificate upon request
Individual discount on ACTIVATOR and Urban Poles
Opportunity to become an affiliate of NWUK/WALX in order to represent us and retail poles