Nordic Walking for Parkinson's and Related Conditions

Nordic Walking and Parkinson's group

Next course date and time:
TBC - please contact info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk to be put on a waiting list.
Price: £35.00

Pre-qualification: Delegates must be INWA certified Nordic Walking instructors and currently registered with British Nordic Walking.

This course will be delivered online. You will receive a link prior to the course commencing. Participants will be sent a full manual after completion of the course. 

Nordic Walking can have many benefits for people living with Parkinson’s but symptoms of the condition mean that it is not appropriate to teach the full INWA 10-Step Method. In order to successfully teach Nordic Walking to people living with Parkinson’s you need to understand what modifications are appropriate to take a person-centred approach. 

This course will give you an understanding of: 

  • Different types Parkinson’s and related conditions.
  • The symptoms and how they can affect the individual.
  • The role of physical activity in managing symptoms.
  • How Nordic Walking can have a beneficial impact on symptoms such as changes in gait pattern.
  • How to test the individual’s capability in order to measure improvement.
  • How to teach the modifications to the full INWA 10-Step Method.

At the end of this course you will be confident in teaching Nordic Walking to people living with Parkinson’s and related conditions. 

You will also qualify to have a directory entry on a new website that is being developed specifically for Nordic Walking and Parkinson’s. We will notify you about how to do this when the website is completed. 

This course will count towards your British Nordic Walking CPD activity for the year. 

About the tutor 

Brad Blake is a British Nordic Walking instructor and member of the British Nordic Walking Board since 2015. He is a qualified personal trainer, advanced physical training instructor and exercise referral instructor. He has delivered courses on physical activity for the School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences based at Loughborough University and has worked with paediatric physiotherapists writing exercise programmes for children with special educational needs and complex medical conditions.

Since becoming a Nordic walking instructor he has gained extensive experience in teaching Nordic walking to people with Parkinson's and other neuromuscular conditions.

Cancellation policy: 

30 days prior to the course commencement date:  50% charge
14 days prior to the course commencement date:  100% charge 

N.B. Should you wish to transfer your booking to a different date British Nordic Walking will charge an administration fee of £5. This applies to a date change made within 30 days prior to the start of your original course.

IMPORTANT:  Please note that British Nordic Walking reserve the right to cancel or rearrange any British Nordic Walking course.  We require a minimum of four attendees for the course to take place and the maximum number of places is restricted so please book early to avoid disappointment!

By booking on to this online course, you agree to not save any recording and to not film it with another device.

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