Nordic walking--is it suitable for patients with fractured vertebra?

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Source
Bratisl Lek Listy. 2008;109(4):171-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
2008
Author
Wendlova J.
Author Affiliation
University Derer's Hospital and Policlinic, Osteological Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia. jwendlova@mail.t-com.sk
Source
Bratisl Lek Listy. 2008;109(4):171-6
Date
2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Biomechanics
Exercise Therapy
Fractures, Spontaneous - rehabilitation
Humans
Spinal Fractures - physiopathology - rehabilitation
Walking
Abstract
This article brings the biomechanical analysis of sport--Nordic walking--for patients with osteoporotic fractured vertebrae and shows that it is suitable for them. Based on the biomechanical model of skeletal load we have developed a method of walking movement for patients, different from the method of walking movement for healthy people. And so came into being the "first sport" for patients with osteoporotic fractures. They can go for regular walks in easy terrains outdoors with friends and family, and so be liberated from social isolation. It requires only one-off financial costs of buying the poles and special footwear (Tab. 7, Fig. 3, Ref. 14). Full Text (Free, PDF) www.bmj.sk.
PubMed ID
18814434 View in PubMed
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