Urban Poling’s evidence-based ACTIVATOR poles were designed by an occupational therapist and gerontologist specifically for rehabilitation and long-term conditions. This patented design enhances strengthening, stability, and off-loading with your clients’ safety in mind. ACTIVATOR poles may be beneficial for pre- and post-hip and knee surgery (upon assessment by a rehab professional), soft tissue injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, cancer rehabilitation, spinal conditions, and older adults. There are currently 10 independent studies on the ACTIVATOR poles at hospitals and universities in Canada and the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in London, England. The poles have been shown to reduce impact on knee joints; increase exercise tolerance; improve posture, balance, and stability; manage weight and pain; and increase walking speed.