Parkinson’s Disease: How to Fight Back Against This Disorder! by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Parkinson’s Disease: How to Fight Back Against This Disorder!

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that causes tremors, stiffness in movement, speech and voice issues. About 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with this condition. Research has revealed that movement therapy, like Rock Steady Boxing, can alleviate symptoms. The National Parkinson Foundation states that rigorous exercise can improve:

  • gait
  • balance
  • tremor
  • flexibility
  • grip strength 
  • motor coordination

Talk to your doctor. This form of exercise is about more than just looking good - it’s about fighting back!

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Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Another win for exercise, and specifically Boxing! Such an important step in fighting Parkinson's Disease
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
I have a friend who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's at a young age and Rock Steady Boxing has saved his life!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
This is so wonderful Mindy! We are a boxing family over here (and also big fans of the incredible work of Rock Steady Boxing!!)
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Me too! Kick boxing and martial arts! Love it! My friend actually started the Rock Steady New England and recently he is working with Richard Gringras (professional boxer) on the Parkinson's Place in Pawtucket, RI.

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