5 Best Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with PD

***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) Movement di…
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RSB Coach Con Comes to Phoenix

  Rock Steady Boxing’s second annual Coaches Conference* is coming to Phoenix, Arizona, September 4-6, 2019! *This conference is restricted to coaches who are RSB Certified and are actively coaching at an authorized RSB affiliate location. This is an advanced “Level 2” training for active, certified RSB coaches and a chance to meet up with hundreds of fellow Rock Steady Coaches from around the world! To register, affiliate coaches should contact their affiliate speci…
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Four-Step Process: Asking For and Accepting Help

by Viki Kind Viki Kind is a bioethicist, professional speaker and award-winning author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t and her new Resource Workbook. Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association. For additional resources or to book Viki to speak:  www.KindEthics.com  I have cared for six members of my family for many years. And like many family caregivers, I have never been very good at asking for help. Thin…
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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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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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