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Pole Walking: 4 Wheel Drive for Humans! (Horizon Room, A.G. Ross Arena, Elk Point, AB)

Le 15 novembre 2017 - Le 15 novembre 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Organisme d’accueil: Town of Elk Point, St. Paul & Elk Point FCSS (fcssaa.org/office/elk-point)

Type d’activité: Présentation ou atelier

Auditoire visé: Tous

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There are many benefits of Pole Walking. These include improved balance, core strength, posture & walking tolerance; reduced impact on painful joints; and increased confidence for walking. This presentation will explore these benefits and introduce the ACTIVATOR technique of Urban Poling. The ACTIVATOR poles and technique were co-designed by an occupational therapist specifically to improve the safety and stability of walking poles. They are used extensively in rehab settings instead of canes, crutches & walkers (when appropriate), and in group exercise programs. The presentation will also discuss the joys and “how to’s” of winter walking.