Improve Balance, Enhance Movement &
Normalize Walking with ACTIVATOR Poles
Join us to discover why clients with Parkinson Disease describe the use of evidence-based Activator Poles as being life-changing.
“ACTIVATOR Poles should be called Confidence Poles! I can say YES to being active”
Learn how the ACTIVATOR PUSH Technique improves balance, posture, and increases core strengthening with PWR!Moves in seated and standing!
The webinar will also explain how the specialized Urban fitness poles convert walking into a high intensity, full-body workout for those in the early stages of PD while the Activator technique helps to improve balance for clients in more advanced stages. The evidence-based ACTIVATOR Poles were developed through the lens of an OT & gerontologist for optimal outcomes for wellness/rehab programs.
Urban Poling is proud to be an education partner of PWR! and offers special pricing for courses and Activator/Urban Poles.
PWR! Wellness Series
Speaker: Mandy Shintani, OT (BC)
March 16, 2022
4:30 - 6:00PM (AZ time)
Mandy Shintani Urban Poling
Mandy Shintani, is an occupational therapist and gerontologist with more than 30 years of experience. She is an international conference speaker on walking poles for rehabilitation and recently presented at the International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease Conference in Australia, the Parkinson’s Foundation, PMD Alliance and Davis Phinney Foundation in the United States, the ACPIN Neuro conference in the UK, and the National Fall Prevention conference in Canada.
More than 5,500 therapists and wellness professionals worldwide have completed her courses which are CCU approved with State Boards of Physical Therapy, ACSM, ACE and FAI. Sixteen years ago, using her skills and experience as an OT, she developed the evidence-based, FDA registered Activator Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation which are currently the focus of 18 independent studies. Mandy has been featured numerous times in the media and is proud to have been a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Wellness Series Summary –Normalize Walking with
Speaker: Mandy Shintani
Below is a summary of the presentation
The webinar explained how the Urban Poling/Nordic walking technique converts
walking into a high intensity, full-body workout for those in the early stages of PD
while the Activator technique helps to improve balance for clients in more
advanced stages. Learn how the ACTIVATOR PUSH Technique improves balance,
posture, and increases core strengthening with PWR!Moves in seated and
The evidence-based ACTIVATOR® Poles were developed through the lens of an OT
& gerontologist for optimal outcomes for wellness/rehab programs.
Benefits of ACTIVATOR Walking Pole for PD wellness & rehab
- Improved balance and confidence
- Promotes upright posture
- Increase walking endurance
- Improves walking ability
There are 19 studies specifically on the benefits of Nordic walking for
Parkinson’s, 18 international, independent current studies on ACTIVATOR Poles
being conducted at hospitals, community programs and universities.
Urban Poling and ACTIVATOR Technique videos: visit Getting Started – Urban
Poling or ACTIVATOR Instructions at www.urbanpoling.com on adjusting the
poles and techniques.
Benefits of Walking Poles for Seated and Standing Exercises:
• Improved trunk and upper body posture
• Improved confidence for performing bigger movements
• Promotes bilateral movement of upper extremities
• Provides a visual, sensory and auditory cues for movement of the upper body
• Increase adherence to exercise programs
• Provides an opportunity for increased creativity
• Increase bilateral support for both seated and standing exercises
To obtain Activator or Urban Poles at special pricing for this PWR webinar at
15% off, click on https://urbanpoling.com/activators-pwr/
Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist, Urban Poling Inc.
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