Effect of Nordic walking on older adult patients with parkinson's disease
Author(s): Eleni Poimenidou, Paris Iakovidis, Konstantinos Kasimis, Dimitrios Lytras, Stefania Rafailia Ntinou and Antonis Fetlis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor function with the main features being bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, and instability.
Aim: The aim of our review is to study the recent literature on the effect of Nordic walking (NW) in older adults with PD.
Method: The Google Scholar, PubMed, and Semantic Scholar databases were searched in English with the following keywords: “Parkinson’s disease and Nordic Walking, and Older adults”. The search was filtered for clinical studies published in 2015 - 2022.
Results: The review included 10 clinical studies with a total sample of 236 PD patients. All studies found an improvement in their evaluated patient parameters.
Discussion and Conclusions: The NW method is an important tool for PD patients and its use has positive results.
Eleni Poimenidou, Paris Iakovidis, Konstantinos Kasimis, Dimitrios Lytras, Stefania Rafailia Ntinou, Antonis Fetlis. Effect of Nordic walking on older adult patients with parkinson's disease. Int J Adv Res Med 2023;5(1):29-32. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2023.v5.i1a.436