Add a second set of “limbs” for you to take walking, and your body will be amazed at the grace and ease with which it can walk. As you learn the technique, more power will come through the poles and you will stand taller, reducing the load on your feet and legs.
There is increased balance, which is always a plus with CMT, but more importantly is how the lifting of the rib cage off the pelvis helps you BREATHE. There has been a lot of press lately on CMT patients not having adequate diaphragmatic nerve function; here is an easy way to learn to walk faster, and get a lot more oxygen in your system.
Episode 1: What Is Balance Walking?
Episode 2: Simple Steps to Success
Episode 3: Stretching and Breathing with Balance Walking Poles
For more information and excellent resources visit the Charcot Marie Tooth Association.