About Pole Walking
Australia

Pole Walking Australia is the Australian Health Professionals’ first choice provider for training, products and service for the Urban Poling form of Nordic walking.

We are proud to be associated with Urban Poling, a company that is Canada’s largest education center & distributor of Urban Poles.

With a vision to increase peoples quality of life through improving mobility, we provide high quality training courses for healthcare professionals, and provide all models of Urban and Activator poles and accessories to therapists and the general public.

You Don’t Have To Be Extreme, Just Consistent.

Urban Poling is an evidence based form of Nordic Walking using specially designed poles and a learned technique, resulting in a low impact workout that activates the core and postural muscles, increases fitness, and utilizes 90% of both upper and lower body muscles.

Urban Poling is great for those who want to incorporate more physical activity into their lives, improve their posture, strength and balance, recover from surgery, or better manage stress. It is social, versatile and affordable and utilizes the Australian great outdoors both in urban and rural environments.

Urban Poling is unique in the Nordic walking community in that it is used not only as a fitness activity, but also in many different rehabilitation settings by Allied Health professionals, because of its specially designed Activator poles, which are a more stable pole. Areas in which therapists are currently using Urban and Activator poles include knee and hip replacements, spinal injuries and surgery, older adults, cancer care, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke rehabilitation.

Meet the team

Juliette Fritschi

Juliette has over 25 years’ experience as a physiotherapist. In the early 2000’s she commenced using walking poles with her older clients and those with chronic illnesses to improve their fitness and strength. After realizing that walking with poles was the perfect solution to many people suffering from pain and disability who struggled to find suitable exercise, she undertook her PhD in the health benefits of walking poles for older adults at the University of Queensland.

Following this, she became a Master trainer with Urban Poling, thus combining her love of community physiotherapy with her passion for Urban Poling. She has taught several Urban Poling workshops around the country and leads Urban Poling walking and exercise groups in the Brisbane area.

David Pratt

David is a leading independent commercial finance broker in Brisbane. For over 30 years, he has worked in finance, firstly in the banking sector and then with his own business. As such, he brings his considerable administrative and financial skills to Pole Walking Australia. Personal customer service is one of his mantras and he is always happy to speak to anyone who has an enquiry, no matter how small it may seem.

David is often found at courses, walking group activities and events doing the major behind-the-scenes essentials. He is also a keen hiker and loves the Australian great outdoors, so finds Urban Poling the perfect outlet to combine these activities with his passion for small business.

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