Nordic walking for hip osteoarthritis

Is it an effective treatment when compared to resistance training and home exercise?

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is the second most common site of OA after the knee, and can lead to functional decline, high pain levels and social withdrawal in seniors. With surgical options being an end stage treatment, and in the absence of disease modifying drugs, physiotherapy interventions often focus on increasing functionality and decreasing pain and stiffness in elders with hip OA. In this study, the authors assessed the effect of a 4-month supervised Nordic walking program against progressive resistance training and a home exercise program on several functional and self reported outcome measures.


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