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Nordic Walking Poles Helping People Walk Again

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If the phrase "Nordic Walking Poles" means nothing to you now, it soon will.

Nordic Walking Poles or Ski Walking Poles are making a statement in Northern Michigan and across the country.

Pete Edwards has spearheaded the effort with his business SkiWalking located in Empire in Leelanau County.

He makes custom, one-piece poles for all shapes and sizes.

While Nordic Walking is meant for exercise, Pete is also making strides with people suffering from crippling medical conditions and even wounded soldiers.

9&10's Jessica Dupnack and photojournalist Jessica Dupnack took the poles for a test drive today and introduce you to one woman who's life has been changed by the poles.