Physical therapists enjoy helping people change their lives for the better every day. RSB is a comprehensive program for people with Parkinson’s disease, based on non-contact boxing. We have cultivated a ready-to-go physical training system through years of diligent effort that can be easily implemented into a physical therapist’s practice.
What Does Rock Steady Boxing Do?
Rock Steady Boxing caters to the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s, a neurological condition where more than 60,000 people are being diagnosed every year. PD is typically marked by tremors, slow movement, lack of balance, and muscular atrophy.
RSB has grown to encompass approximately 840 programs globally. We are entirely focused on enhancing the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s disease. The Rock Steady Method incorporates various training protocols common to boxing that help to reduce symptoms and increase independence.
A growing number of physical therapists, fitness coaches, and personal trainers are joining forces with Rock Steady Boxing to better serve the needs of their clients.
Medical Benefits Provided By Physical Therapists With Rock Steady Boxing Certification
There are many health benefits associated with training via the Rock Steady Method. People who live with Parkinson’s typically suffer from a reduced capacity for movement, stiff muscles, and poor balance. The role of a physical therapist for Parkinson’s patients is to help them keep moving as efficiently and safely as possible while improving gait, resistance to injury, flexibility, and confidence in their abilities.
Whether a patient has been recently diagnosed or they’ve been living with Parkinson’s disease for many years, physical therapy can be incredibly beneficial for all stages of Parkinson’s. As a physical therapist trained and certified in the Rock Steady Method, you can open new healing methods for your clients.
For Parkinson’s patients, increasing the level of physical activity to at least 2 1/2 hours weekly can slow down a declining quality of life. An RSB-trained physical therapist is uniquely capable of designing fitness routines that target specific motor impairments common in people with PD. More specifically, engaging RSB techniques with your clients can provide:
- Improved confidence
- Decreased fear of falling
- Enhanced ability to function in daily life
- Instructions about how to stay safe during physical therapy
- Education and relevant advice to enhance self-management
- Physical fitness routines associated with improving mobility and decreasing disease severity
Using the Rock Steady Method, your clients will quickly see improvements in walking, balance, stability, posture, gait, and confidence. You’ll enjoy watching their improving abilities to stand, sit, get in a vehicle, climb stairs, and perform numerous other activities of daily living that others take for granted.
Is RSB Right for My Clients and Me?
We’ve discussed how Rock Steady Boxing can benefit participants with PD. However, our easy-to-implement up-to-date program holds many benefits for you, the physical therapist, as well, including:
- Increased exposure for your practice and brand
- Exciting fresh marketing points to advertise
- More referrals to grow your business
And perhaps most importantly, joining forces with Rock Steady Boxing plugs a physical therapist into our extensive global network of prospects. RSB operates in approximately 840 separate locations, and there will always be lucrative opportunities for you wherever you go. It’s a fantastic community!
Why Choose RSB Certification?
The team at Rock Steady Boxing understands that physical trainers and physical therapists have an endless number of physical therapy programs they could adapt into their practices. However, none of them are to the level of Rock Steady Boxing. We believe our Parkinson’s rehabilitation services provide patients with invaluable benefits.
Since day one, our organization has been fully dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease live richer lives via regular exercise. Today, RSB offers Parkinson’s boxing training via 840 global affiliates. We welcome you to integrate our comprehensive and unique training solutions into your practice today. It’s a unique form of Parkinson’s care that we believe in fully!
Contact Rock Steady Boxing to Get Started
Rock Steady Boxing offers courses for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, certified clinicians, fitness coaches, and personal trainers who want to enjoy enhancing people’s lives with Parkinson’s disease. Contact us online today to get started. We are here to get you certified so that you can help others with physical therapy even more than you already do!