Below is a  preview of the Nordic Walking Instructor Course for the specialised treatment of Parkinson Disease clients.

This e-learning course has been designed  for qualified International Nordic Walking Association (INWA) coaches and instructors, to enable greater understanding of the complexities of Parkinson’s Disease and the benefits that exercise and Nordic walking have on the condition. This course will increase your confidence and quality of care when working with Parkinson’s Disease affected clients. By the end of this module you will be able to explain;

  • The basic concept of pathology behind Parkinson’s Disease and its effect on the body
  • Common clinical presentations of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Gait alterations that may be seen with Parkinson’s Disease
  • The benefits of exercise specifically for Parkinson’s Disease
  • The potential benefits of Nordic walking for people with Parkinson’s Disease
  • The teaching considerations and risks when Nordic walking with people with Parkinson’s Disease
  • How you may adapt the INWA 10 step process to assist in teaching people with Parkinson’s Disease to Nordic walk

Self paced elearning module will take approximately 8-10 hours

Cost: $99 NZD