Poles Ahead PT
Poles Ahead PT 

Medical Conditions

Nordic Walking helps to reduce pain and increase muscle strength, even for those with chronic illness.

At Poles Ahead we are experienced in Prescribing Exercises for Specific Controlled Medical Conditions including; Osteoporosis, Obesity, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardio Vascular Disease, Respiratory Disease, Neurological Conditions, Parkinson’s, MS, Mental Health Conditions, Hip Replacements and back pain.

Helen also has special experience in helping clients with Parkinson’s and has completed advcanced training specifically related to this condition.


Our fitness programmes are designed with the individual in mind, and we take your medical conditions into consideration to help you reach your goals in a safe way.


If you are unsure as to how your medical condition may affect your ability to participate in Nordic Walking, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any queries.


07745 413194







James O-Brien, aged 45 (symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis since the age of 18 years)

“One day at the Yeovil NASS group we tried Nordic Walking. As strange as it may seem using the sticks and techniques Helen showed us, I found this amazing relief in my posture and hips. Basically all of my pain had gone whilst walking in this fashion. Also, you felt the stretches and effects of the exercises and all of this walking in the great outdoors. All the mundane sitting on the end of the bed and stretching in solitude was no more.”

We are located at:

Poles Ahead PT

Gillingham, Shaftesbury and surrounding areas. 



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07745 413194



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