Learn About Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain and causes a progression of symptoms including tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, as well as gait and balance problems. The cause remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be very serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th cause of death in the United States.

Learn more through the Parkinson’s Foundation

How boxing can help people with Parkinson’s?

Vigorous forms of exercise are proven to help people living with Parkinson’s manage various symptoms of the disease and regain control of their life. Sufferers of PD have found great relief with boxing exercise regimens as it incorporates stretching, punching, core and footwork, vocal exercises, and mental sequencing. Healthcare providers have seen a decrease in their clients’ Parkinson’s symptoms, including an improvement in the Parkinson’s “Movement Disorder Ratings scale”.

balance, and flexibility

Improves gait, balance, and flexibility

combats loss of voice

Combats loss of voice

Simulates neurological activity

Stimulates neurological activity in the brain

combats loss of voice

Improves agility and hand-eye coordination

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Meet P4P Warrior Beverly Brindle

Meet P4P Warrior Beverly Brindle

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Rumford, RI Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 72 Home Gym: Elite Rock Steady Boxing"It is vital to my ability to deal with this disease, maintain the best “Me” that I can be, be on the giving and receiving end of the support so important...

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Meet P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio

Meet P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: North Reading, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 79 Home Gym: Enforma Fitness"Being active is 100% important while living with Parkinson’s."P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio What are your symptoms? Quivering bottom lip. Gaunt face. Small...

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Meet P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers

Meet P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers

Warrior Success StoriesAge Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 68 Home Gym: DTS"P4P has me exercising, meeting great people, helped me with balance and strengthening, and enjoying it."P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers What are your symptoms? Left sided tremor, arm and leg, some left...

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