Activator™ Training for Rehab Professionals

Please note: This course is 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, walking aid is revolutionising rehabilitation and is being used extensively in all areas of health care. Walking with these poles 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.

Used extensively in programmes for Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Stroke rehabilitation, Osteporosis, recovery from surgery and falls prevention.

Ability to signpost clients to National network of professional exercise specialists who provide safe walking groups where clients can take responsibility for their own exercise improvements after initial intervention.

These poles 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


  • Manual
  • 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
  • Vat exemption for clients who purchase poles

Course duration 4 hours for practical module (when possible due to COVID 19)  – Virtual course delivered via 2 x live coaching sessions of 2 hours and sold with a pair of the poles in order for personal practice to be achieved and evaluated.

Virtual course with a pair of Activator poles – choose date below and the team will send out the poles




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Activator Training for Rehab Professionals



Product Description


Virtual Courses:

Course 1
13th August 7 – 9 pm (part 1)
20th August 7 – 9 pm (part 2)

Course 2
23rd September 7 – 9 pm (part 1)
30th September 7 – 9 pm (part 2)

Course 3
25th September 3 – 5 pm (part 1)
2nd October 3 – 5 pm (part 2)



DURATION – 4 hours (2 x 2 hrs)
COST – £129.00 (reduction to £89.00 if you already own Urban Activator or Urban 300 Poles)

Additional Information

Course Type

Online Activator Training I have my own Poles, Online Activator Training INCLUDING Poles


Online Course 1: 13th and 20th August 7-9pm, Online Course 2: 23rd and 30th September 7-9pm, Online Course 3: 25th September and 2nd October 3-5pm

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