Pole-walking Good for Fibromyalgia

Reference:Jones KD. Nordic walking in fibromyalgia: a means of promoting fitness that is easy for busy clinicians to recommend. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011 Feb 16;13(1):103.

In this study, women diagnosed with FM were randomized to either a supervised low-intensity walking program or a higher intensity Nordic pole-walking program twice a week for 15 weeks.

After almost 4 months, the Nordic pole-walking group had significantly greater improvements in the 6-minute walk test and functional scores.

Clinical Relevance: Now you have two suggestions for your patients diagnosed with ‘fibromyalgia’; go for Tai Chi twice a week and join a pole-walking group and walk twice a week. Pole walking is not just for those with FM, but also those with DM…

Posted on: October 06, 2012

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