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Baptiste Fournier, Maxime Lussier, Nathalie Bier, Johanne Filiatrault, Manon Parisien, Miguel Chagnon and Marie-Ève Mathieu

, 2001 ). This can explain the increase in oxygen consumption and energy expenditure and the greater cardiovascular demand when walking with poles ( Church, Earnest, & Morss, 2002 ; Porcari, Hendrickson, Walter, Terry, & Walsko, 1997 ; Rodgers, VanHeest, & Schachter, 1995 ). It is interesting to note

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Lei Zhou, Marie-Anne Gougeon and Julie Nantel

of this study was to determine the impact of walking with poles on gait spatial–temporal characteristics and power profiles at the ankle, knee, and hip in individuals with PD after a 6-week familiarization training program. Due to the asymmetrical progression of the motor deficits in PD, we also

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Jennifer K. Sansom and Beverly D. Ulrich

found a significant increase in oxygen consumption, heart rate (HR), and caloric expenditure, but conflicting perceptions of exertional level when walking with poles ( Church, Earnest, & Morss, 2002 ; Porcari, Hendrickson, Walter, Terry, & Walsko, 1997 ). Little is known about how acute use of an AD