Walking with ACTIVATOR™ Poles
The use of ACTIVATOR™ poles was found to help to improve the speed by increasing the step length and also contributed to a better control of the dynamic balance while reducing variability.
Summary of comparison of walking with ACTIVATOR™ poles vs. walking without poles.:
– Significant increase in walking speed
– Significant increase in step length
– Stride width decreased
– Improvement in gait variability
– Cadence decreased
Walking without Poles
Gait assessment performed on the Zeno Walkway with the ProtoKinetics Movement Analysis Software.
Walking with poles can help reduce fatigue during and after cancer treatment and has proven beneficial to those in breast cancer rehab. To read more about the research that supports the benefits of Nordic walking for cancer patients, visit the Your Health section of our website.
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