Looking For Parkinson’s Disease Treatment? – Try Boxing

Many people think that boxing is inherently violent. While there are plenty of boxing movies that come to mind where the end of the match often leaves one of the characters bruised and bloody, there are many ways boxing programs can help without hurting anyone. Take karate for example. Many people sign their young children up for karate, even though it involves punching and kicking. Why? Because karate teaches discipline and athleticism. Boxing is a high-intensity exercise program that has ma…
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How To Support Someone with Parkinson’s

When someone you know is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, or PD, it may be quite an adjustment to help care for them. PD is not the end of the world. There are several things you can do to help your friend thrive as they learn to deal with this progressive disease. Rock Steady Boxing helps mitigate Parkinson’s symptoms with intense exercise programs. We work with PD patients daily and have been trained to manage symptoms. Through our coach’s experiences, we’ve made …
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Caring For Someone with Parkinson’s: Care Partners

By Sherri Bickley, MSW, M.Th., Vice-President of Clinical Support Services, Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and Owner/Head Coach, Rock Steady Boxing-Wasatch Front. The news of a diagnosis of a serious illness for a loved one brings with it a real sense of loss and emotional pain. Plans and dreams that have to be altered or forgotten, the loss or shift of established roles within the family, possible loss of income, and fear of the unknown are all concerns that can bring a variety of em…
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How to Help Someone with Parkinson’s Disease Thrive

Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often search for the best ways to mitigate the symptoms they are dealing with. While things like traditional physical therapy may offer some relief, few programs help give them their everyday lives back.  Rock Steady Boxing is centered around helping PD patients live a life full of physical activities and individual freedoms that are often taken away from them.  Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) training is a practical, holistic training method t…
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APRIL 11, 2022 – Sit-to-Stand Challenge

RSB is teaming up with Neuro Heroes (UK), UTurn Parkinson’s (Canada), PD Avengers and others around the world for a worldwide Sit-to-Stand Challenge! RSB Affiliate coaches rocked this challenge throughout January with a total of 236,719 sit-to-stands! On World Parkinson Day (April 11), our goal is to complete 1,000,000 sit-to-stands representing the number of people living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Why sit-to-stands? Sitting and standing is something we al…
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