Nordic walking

NORDIC WALKING IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOURSELF MOVING AND ENJOY A NEW EXPERIENCE.

Organisation and Registration

This activity involves different stages:

 

  • Firstly, you are advised to have a medical check-up to assess your health. To do this, please contact the secretary of the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine to make an appointment for “Medical Exercise”. If your state of health permits, the doctor will prescribe you 6 introductory sessions to Nordic walking so that you can familiarise yourself with the technique. These 6 sessions are invoiced as standard consultations and are partly reimbursed by your mutual insurance company (approximately 70%).
  • Then, 2 physiotherapists from the Universitaires Saint-Luc oncology clinics will take over and train you in Nordic walking.
  • Lastly, you can join group outings every Monday morning and discover the green areas of Brussels together while out exercising. These outings are supervised by 2 physios. Prior registration is required as well as a doctor’s letter certifying your ability to take part in this activity.

 

Equipment

The walking poles required for this activity will be lent to those who do not have any.  You are strongly advised to wear good walking shoes or trainers. Clothing should be suitable for the weather.