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August 28, 2019 @ 4:02 PM

Boxer reassessments are easy starting with a reminder that the assessment is due!  This 14-step script makes reassessments quick, easy and provides instant comparisons with previous assessments.

1) in the menu bar, choose Add New Assessment.  The app will display a message telling you to confirm their information and their personal info page will appear.  Ask the Boxer if anything has changed.  If so, hit the edit button in the upper right of the page and change the info.  If not, choose Emergency Contact in blue at the bottom of the page.

2)  Emergency Contact:  Changes?

3) PD Symptoms: Changes?

4) PD Meds: Changes?

5) Health & Heart: Changes?  Then Begin Assessment.

6) Assessment .........

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August 20, 2019 @ 6:59 AM

Accel Research Sites, www.accelresearchsites.com/boxing-for-parkinsons-disease, No date.  No author.

Boxing for Parkinson's Disease?  It works!

If you are one of the over 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease (or are close to one of them!), you may have heard of boxing as a way to reduce, slow, and even reverse symptoms.

When we think of exercises for people with serious illnesses, we probably think of things like walking and mild aerobics, so perhaps this workout solution has taken you by surprise. Why boxing, anyway?

Let’s take a look at why this fun and intense form of exercise has been working wonders for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

How Boxing Helps

As Parkinson’s disease .........

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August 19, 2019 @ 7:06 PM

Can Boxing Training Improve Parkinson's Symptoms?

Published Published Mon 15 Apr 2013


After former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 41, he began an intensive, high-energy one-on-one boxing training program which he claims dramatically improved his agility, daily functioning and overall physical health.

In 2006, thanks to private donations, Newman founded Rock Steady Boxing, the only boxing program in the USA aimed at people with Parkinson's disease. He started off with a small gym and boxing ring.

Newman hired former world champion professional ...


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August 19, 2019 @ 5:57 PM

Bret Warthen, Parkinson's.fit
May, 18th, 2016

Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease is a Life Changer


boxingmanWhile there are great anecdotal reports and TV stories about boxing programs for Parkinson’s Disease, particularly Rock Steady Boxing, I thought it would be interesting to learn whether or not these results have been .........


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August 14, 2019 @ 6:46 AM



From Davis Phinney Foundation newsletter dated 7/27/2019

Exercise is essential for improving quality of life with Parkinson's, but where does cycling fit in and why do we see so much of it?

In 2003 Jay Alberts, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, was riding RAGBRAI (happening this week!) on a tandem bicycle with Cathy, a person with Parkinson’s. After they had been riding together for a few days, he noticed a significant improvement in her symptoms. This led Dr. Alberts to wonder whether exercise, specifically cycling, helped improve function for a person living with Parkinson’s.

This discovery .........


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August 13, 2019 @ 8:59 PM

There are several different rating scales that may be used to assess the stage of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in an individual. The two most commonly used are the Hoehn and Yahr scale and the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale.

The Hoehn and Yahr scale

The Hoehn and Yahr scale, named for its authors, was published in 1967 and was the first rating scale to describe the progression of PD. The Hoehn and Yahr scale describes five stages to PD progression:

  1. Stage One of Parkinson’s Disease – In stage one, the earliest stage, the symptoms of PD are mild and only seen on one side of the body (unilateral involvement), and there is usually minimal or no functional impairment. The symptoms of PD at stage one may be so .........
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