Pole Walking for Improved Health and Quality of Life

Walking with poles can improve physical, psychological and social well-being by creating greater independence.

Clients with injuries, chronic conditions, post-surgery, older adults and mental health issues find walking with poles promotes greater independence and improves quality of life.

• Are you getting ready or have had hip & knee replacement surgery?
• Do you have a chronic condition affecting your balance?
• Do you want to burn more calories while walking, hiking or snowshoeing?

ReActive Physiotherapy recommends Activator Poles or Urban Fitness Poles and invite you come in for an assessment and instructions on how to use them. Poles are a great alternative to using a cane, crutches, or a walker as it gives you better balance. ReActive can order wholesale or send clients to a local vendor.

You may be familiar with the term Nordic walking which has been very popular in Europe for decades. Now it is common in Canada. It is like cross country skiing without the skis. Poles are recommended by surgeons, physicians and therapists. The Activator Poles were designed by an occupational therapist specifically for rehab as they offer strengthening and stability.

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Pole Walking is also designed hip/knee surgery before and after, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, chronic pain, spinal conditions and fall prevention.

Here is a video with basic instructions on using Walking Poles

The Series 300 is Canada’s favourite Nordic Walking Pole.
Built for fitness and engineered for performance, safety and comfort, these premium-quality Urban Poles enable you to burn up to 46% more calories than walking without poles. The ergonomic Core Grip (patent pending) engages your core muscles as you walk to help you easily strengthen your core.

ReActive Physiotherapy has a trained therapist on the benefits and use of Walking Poles and ready to help you choose the best solution for your health needs.
ReActive Physiotherapy is located at 665 Fanshawe Park Road West, the northwest corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Wonderland Road.

The clinic is easily accessible and offers free parking.
To book an appointment with one of our skilled therapists, please call 519-601-5522

Email us at info@reactivephysio.com.
You may also want to contact your insurance company to see if it covers the cost of Activator Urban Walking Poles.