I was given a pair of Nordic Walking Poles recently, and having heard about this, and that some Parkinson's patients were finding a remarked improvement with their walking, I decided to give it a go. It's much harder than it looks, and getting the movement right takes quite a bit of practice. My co-ordination is not what it used to be, and I found it quite difficult to tackle. I would be interested to hear from anyone with Parkinson's who is using Nordic Poles and if they've felt any improvement with their walking.
I am sorry I cannot write more this morning, but my present condition is not good and a very painful shoulder and arm are making it extremely difficult to write. So you'll have to forgive me this morning for my short blog. If you haven't already read my article this week and would like to read a little more, take a look at my piece on The Huffington Post regarding independence.