Effects of Nordic walking on gait parameters on leveled ground (0°) and inclined slope (30°) in healthy individuals
Grinal B Doshi, Dr. Mahendra Shende
Background: Nordic poles was used for skiing and later evolved for support and balance. The study is carried with European style Nordic walking to know its effect on gait parameters. Materials and Methods: The study included 30 participants, which were categorized into two groups with 15 participants in each group. They were asked to walk on levelled ground and inclined slope and their stride length, step length and walking velocity was measured. Result:Walking with Nordic poles on both the surfaces was extremely significant but when compared to inclined slope and levelled ground, inclined slope was more significant. Conclusion:Walking with Nordic poles on inclined surface was more significant than on levelled ground.