***The following is a repost from The Davis Phinney Foundation
April 16, 2019
We recently had the chance to chat with two of our Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors who specialize in working with people living with Parkinson’s. Together they shared their five best tips for the newly diagnosed.
Brett Miller, Rock Steady Boxing coach and wellness professional recommends that people do the following as soon as they’re diagnosed.
#1 – FIND A MOVEMENT DISORDER SPECIALIST (MDS)
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…
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…
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…
Rock Steady Boxing is celebrating the TENTH anniversary of when a movement began! YOUR support and generosity has made it possible for us to grow from one location with six participants to more than 280 programs in 44 states, and 12 international locations!
RSB Timeline of Fighting Back
Oct 14, 2006 the first official Rock Steady class was held in a little borrowed gym on the east side of Indianapolis. There were 6 participants.
For the first six years, the Indianapolis gym was the one and o…