Help Your Patients Take a Load Off Their Joints & Walk with Ease + Free Webinar!

Conditions involving joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and discomfort, such as arthritis, often pose a challenge for healthcare professionals in recommending a routine physical activity program due to the ongoing pain, fatigue, changes in functional abilities, and also mood disturbances often experienced by these patients. Yet, research clearly shows that physical activity, particularly aerobic exercise, such as Urban Poling, may enhance mood and reduce anxiety and depression while helping to offset the fatigue and pain that they may be experiencing. Motion is lotion! Most importantly, walking with a specialized set of walking poles like the Activator® or Urban Poles helps to reduce pressure from load bearing joints—hips, knees and ankles. Research also supports that Urban Poling may be a suitable form of “pre-habiltation” and rehabilitation for those experiencing more advanced stages of arthritis in which joint replacement may become a reality.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Urban Poling (aka Nordic Walking) for your patients, please register for this upcoming event hosted by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance is a national coalition of concerned organizations mobilized by the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

This 30-min. webinar is free of charge and will feature Mandy Shintani, Occupational Therapist & Gerontologist.

Lunch & Learn Webinar

Webinar: Is Nordic Walking a Superior Approach for Hip and Knee OA Rehabilitation? 

Registration: Click here for Zoom registration.

Date: February 16, 2022, 12 p.m. EST, 30 min.

Speaker: Mandy Shintani, OT (BC) & Gerontologist

Mandy Shintani, has been an occupational therapist for 35 years and is a gerontologist. She is an international conference speaker on walking poles for rehabilitation. 8,000+ therapists and wellness professionals worldwide have completed the courses she developed. Sixteen years ago, with her skills as an OT, she developed the evidence-based, FDA-registered Activator Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation, which are the focus of 18 current independent studies. She has been featured numerous times in media and was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Note: Even if you are unable to participate live, simply by registering for this complimentary webinar you will be sent a recording for your review at your convenience.

Activator® Poles have been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation under their Ease of Use Program due to their unique features and benefits for those living with Arthritis. Ease of Use-certified products are proven to make life easier for people with arthritis and can help them conquer your day with less pain


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