Australia’s ABC has a terrific article about waking with poles. It is very relevant to people with Parkinson’s as there is no doubt that exercise (raise your heart rate and really move-your-body type of exercise) protects your brain cells and slows down the progress of the disease.
Talk with a physiotherapist about your using the poles. If you don’t have done a physiotherapist, then talk with your doctor.
I use the poles for walking up steep hills – they really do make a difference. I can heartily recommend them.
Here’s a link to a delightful cartoon putting walking poles in an evolutionary context…