Nordic Walking Can Help Patients in Gaining More Efficient Gait

Nordic Walking Can Help Patients in Gaining More Efficient Gait

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Nordic Walking Can Help Patients in Gaining More Efficient Gait

Because people with Parkinson’s disease tend to take shorter steps and move more slowly, they get less of a “pendulum-like” effect helping their movements, which makes their gait less efficient and ultimately uses more energy, a small study suggests. Its findings also indicate that Nordic walking — walking with the use of poles, similar to ski poles — can help Parkinson’s patients maintain a more energy-efficient gait. The study, “Biomechanical responses of Nordic walking in…

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