Nordic Walking Pilot Trial – McGill University
October 29, 2010 | By Nadia
Canadian Physiotherapy Association, May 2010.
A003 –Nordic walking for geriatric rehabilitation: A randomized pilot trial
1)Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada2)Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada3)Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education