Exercise That Motivates Parkinson’s Patients to Push Limits Can Offer Range of Benefits, Experts Say

Source: Parkinson’s News Today November 27, 2018 With a treatment not yet within reach that might slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, much less offer a cure, many — doctors, patients, and researchers alike — are looking to exercise in hopes of fending off a worsening of symptoms. Interest in exercise-based interventions has risen so much that “the number of publications on exercise studies has increased by a factor of 10 since 2000,” Tanya Simuni, MD, chief of Mo…
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Coach Con 2018 Recap

Thanks to Xplor, Inc. for this recap! Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott. C Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. It is a non-profit organization that specializes in a non-contact boxing fitness curriculum to help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is the first program of its kind – their mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back and do s…
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How to Get Your Primary Care Physician to be “Primary” Again

By Dr. Steve Eisenstein, board certified family physician When I graduated from medical school in 1986, medical records were all on paper, health insurance was fairly simple, and the options for treating people with Parkinson’s (PWP) were limited.  Movement disorders were not in the spotlight, so very few patients were in the care of doctors who focused strictly on Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Now, more than 30 years later, the landscape has changed radically. Medical records are becoming…
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PopSockets Donates $84,000 to RSB

Rock Steady Boxing received an amazing gift of $84,000 from PopSockets as a partner in their “DoGood” campaign! PopSockets grips are fun accessories that make holding your phone easier so you can do more. Over the years, the PopSockets team had received emails from people who have a hard time comfortably using their mobile devices due to health issues like Parkinson’s disease. “They shared with us their frustrations about struggling to call loved ones, order take-out, or even call 911…
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In Praise of Corner People

Being a part of Rock Steady Boxing is one of those experiences where more is happening than what can be reasonably expected or planned for, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It is a situation where together we achieve more. At Rock Steady Boxing we are fighting back against Parkinson’s, forcing our compromised brains to find new ways to achieve a working relationship with our muscles and the rest of our bodies. And learning to box turns out to be exhilaratingly effecti…
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