Nordic walking after Stroke

August 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

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This very interesting article reviews the first study on the long term beneficial effects of using Nordic walking (treadmill) to improve balance, gait and ADL for hemiplegic participants (Kang et al. 2016).  Find out why the authors of this review, Shintani & De Nino  are excited by the results of this new study but suggest future studies focus on regular Nordic walking rather than on a treadmill for stroke participants.   Hopefully this study will also provide a greater understanding of the benefit of using Nordic walking poles over traditional devices like canes and walkers when appropriate.  Click here to read this article, post on the Australia website Changing Stroke hosted by Dr. Isabel Hubbard.

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Co-directors Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver are women at different stages of life with very different professional backgrounds, yet they share a dream – to help others realize the many benefits Urban Poling has given to them.
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When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction.  Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
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