Hill, Stairs, Pole Walking, Urban Trekking

Pole Walking & Urban Trekking

  • In general, poles promote a more upright posture and weight bearing on the upper extremities, afford some relief of weight bearing on the lower extremities and also-because of the active use of the arms-increase the cardiac effort.


  • There are different poles available with different features. In general, a pole with a wide base (like a cane), adjustable via button lock (not twist to tighten), no wrist straps, and an ergonomically formed handle is going to be a safer walking pole for someone who has balance issues, a previous/current fracture, previous falls or a high fracture risk.