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POLES for Balance & Mobility


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Product Details

  • Actors: Jayah Faye Paley, Diane Kern PT, Jerald R. Gerst MD MPH
  • Directors: Jayah Faye Paley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: AdventureBuddies
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2008
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001HHI19M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,793 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

POLES help people of all ages and abilities to achieve and maintain function and mobility.

This easy-to-use DVD presents vital information for anyone with mobility issues.

People with Parkinson's, MS, Peripheral Neuropathy, joint pain, arthritis, knee replacements, older adults - anyone who faces mobility challenges will find this an invaluable tool for maintaining and even regaining mobility.

Proper use of poles can help with balance, posture, endurance and upper body strength.
As we age or lose mobility, everyday movements can become challenging.
This DVD shows how to easily navigate obstacles, curbs, driveways, stairs; how to walk comfortably with poles without straining your hands or other joints.

DVD shows clearly and progressively how to learn a new skill - PLUS it's Fun!
Learn how to use your upper body muscles to help preserve your joints. Includes exercises for balance, tips and interviews from people with balance issues.
Beautifully done and a joy to watch. 1 hour, 39 minutes

Presented by Jayah Faye Paley, the creator of the only comprehensive education available on how to use poles for hiking and walking.

Diane Kern, Physical Therapist:
Stand straight, use the poles! I don't know how many patients I've sent over to Jayah - the poles have been such a boon to some of my patients. They've been able to return to activities they thought were lost to them forever

Linda Buch, Syndicated Columnist, Author & owner of LJBalance.com
Jayah is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to the why, how and where of walking and trekking poles. She is also a great teacher--clear in her explanations and directions.

Jerald R. Gerst, MD, MPH Physician specializing in treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries and injury prevention.
It's very important that those of us who use poles for balance and mobility (including myself) do so with correct technique. Those of us who use them for that reason tend to have decreased upper body strength and muscle tone and a higher incidence of degenerative changes of the neck and shoulder which can be aggravated by improper use.

Robert G. Macdonald, M.D., FRCP, FACC, FSCAI
Exercise is important for maintaining bone density, building muscle strength and enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Poles can provide stability and a sense of security to allow patients to more quickly resume a walking program.

Yes, there's more: When you've watched this DVD and are ready to learn more - to progress - the Award-winning DVD: POLES for Hiking, Trekking & Walking is available for only $14.95. check out the description of this DVD - also at Amazon. Or visit either website: AdventureBuddies.NET or POLESforMobility.com

About the Actor

JAYAH FAYE PALEY is a mobility coach and personal trainer.
She's the creator of the only comprehensive education on how to use poles 2 DVDS: POLES for Hiking, Trekking & Walking & POLES for Balance & Mobility.
She teaches pole, walking & fitness seminars for National Parks, senior centers, Parkinson's & MS groups, and leads hikes for the Sierra Club.

Her company and websites focus on helping people to improve mobility and to more completely enjoy their outdoor experiences and lives.

Jayah is a breast cancer survivor; she has and manages lymphedema. She is the co-founder of the Lymphedema Education & Exercise Group at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

If you've seen either DVD and have practiced and still have questions, check the websites.
If you still have questions, please contact Jayah directly through the website.
Please indicate which DVD you've seen, your age, your issue(s) and what your questions are.

Customer Reviews

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Excellent step by step instruction keeping safety in mind.
Karen S.
The poles are very helpful in getting around, for those of us whose difficulty with balance make walking tricky.
LUCY RAU
This DVD was very helpful for me in modifying my routine to accommodate my knee issues.
O. Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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This is an absolutely wonderful DVD for anyone who has balance and/or mobility issues and wishes to learn how to use trekking poles (also called Nordic walking poles and Nordic ski walking poles) to assist them in being able to walk better and thus be more active and independent.

The DVD is done primarily by Jayah Faye Paley, author of "Poles for Hiking, Trekking, and Walking". She is assisted by a physical therapist and a medical doctor in this video. To find out more, visit her web site at polesformobility.com. It is important to note that techniques for mobility are different than those for fitness and hiking, and the challenges are vastly different.

The Benefits section of the DVD discusses the scope of problems people can have (e.g., MS, Parkinson's, surgical recovery, Alzheimers) who may be helped by the poles, and in what ways they may be helped. Basically anyone who wants to retain mobility, and who checks with their physician would be a candidate for poles.

The Equipment section discusses care of use of the poles. Jayah uses the Leki poles, which are adjustable, but she demonstrates several other adjustable types of poles as well. I myself use non-adjustable poles for sturdiness and security, but I still found much useful information in this section.

The Balance and Mobility section is actually a complete demo class with actual pole users who are all people with various medical issues.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Georgi on November 15, 2008
POLES for Balance & Mobility
I began using trekking poles years ago and had to replace them. Seeing a training DVD for using poles, my first response was that using them was intuitive. But I purchased the DVD and after watching it, realized I was doing many things wrong. In fact, I was actually injuring myself by misusing them. I studied the techniques for about six months, developing muscle memory and optimizing my skills. The training revolutionized my hiking. Now the physical therapist who produced the DVD has produced another one focusing on people with mobility issues. While the first one was focused on recreation and conditioning, the second one demonstrates how a professional physical therapist can use poles to help people with a wide range of mobility challenges. While I do not have such mobility issues, I did learn much more about how optimal pole usage involves specific muscle groups and body positioning. It is also rewarding to see a caring professional apply this technology in a variety of ways to dramatically help people. -- David Georgi, professor, CSU Bakersfield.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Auntie "A" on June 12, 2010
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As a person who has participated in sports all my life, I was concerned when I was diagnosed recently with Parkinson's Disease that I would be unable to enjoy the benefits of vigorous exercise ever again. Viewing Jayah's video was uplifting and inspiring for me. Before I could purchase my poles, I attended a Parkinson's symposium and was delighted to find that one of the breakout sessions was a physical therapist introducing walking poles as aids for those with mobility issues. I tried pole walking for the first time there and was delighted with the confidence and stability I felt. As a former marathoner, I was elated that I could walk faster than I normally do these days. I began to envision myself hiking again!

A highlight of this video which features not only technique and care of poles, is watching persons with mobility issues, in a classroom settingPOLES for Balance & Mobility learning to use their poles. Their testimonies are very encouraging. Jayah is an awesome teacher, her instructions are clear and detailed. It is obvious that she is sincere in her mission to improve the lives of people with mobility challenges. I am so thrilled that I happened on her web site and ordered this video. I feel like pole walking will change my life!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Saperstein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 19, 2010
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"Jayah Faye Paley, the creator of the only comprehensive education available on how to use poles for hiking and walking". This may very well be true, but it does nothing to improve this production.

Like many aging adults, I am facing the common problems of impaired balance and reduced mobility.

For a few years, I have been using a hiking pole, finding that it makes walking in general more endurable and enjoyable. With the onset of another Chicago winter and its promise of icy sidewalks, I decided to try a pair of trekking poles, as they are now called. In the course of my research, I learned about Ms. Paley, was impressed by her website and ordered the DVD.

"POLES for Balance & Mobility" is marred by a lack of focus. When Paley actually describes how to use the poles to improve balance and mobility, she does well in an amateurish, camera-conscious way. The presentation is hokey, though, as she uses a group of elderly people marching around a stage to demonstrate her points. Frankly I thought this was not instructive, merely demeaning to her students.

The most annoying part of the video is the interviews with way too many people talking about their problems with balance and mobility and how Paley and trekking poles proved beneficial. Perhaps the interviews are intended to be motivational. I don't know: I just felt that they took away from the main thing, teaching me how to use the trekking poles in everyday life, a subject that ultimately either get shortchanged in this video or isn't all that difficult to learn.

The parts of the video dedicated to instruction were good and Paley clearly knows her stuff. Her instructions cover many aspects of using poles that are not obvious and might never be discovered by the user going it alone.
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