Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects more than 1 million people, and there are 50-60 thousand new cases every year. This condition is second to only Alzheimer’s Disease as the most prominent neurodegenerative disease plaguing the general public. Symptoms typically include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait that severely impact the individual’s quality of life.
Founded in 2006, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) was designed and scientifically proven to help reduce, delay, and even reverse some of the symptoms of PD. RSB incorporates rigorous exercise focusing on gross motor movements, balance, core strength, and rhythm, all with the goal of restoring lost neurological patterns from Parkinson’s Disease. Patients tend to not only see improvement in the symptoms of PD, but also enjoy the benefits of improved fitness, mood, and function!
Parkinson’s Disease is an extremely diverse neurological condition that’s thought to be caused by the lack of dopaminergic neurons in the brain. Parkinson’s Disease affects nearly 1 million people in the US, with approximately 60,000 individuals diagnosed each year. Parkinson’s Disease can be difficult to diagnose as there is no specific diagnostic test, and is typically diagnosed based on the presence of motor symptoms including tremors, bradykinesia, rigidity, and balance/falls. Individuals with PD may also experience non-motor symptoms which include but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, fatigue, cognitive changes, and pain.
RockSteady Boxing addresses the motor symptoms typically seen in individuals with Parkinsons by providing rigorous exercise that promotes gross motor movements, balance, rhythm, sequencing, core strength, gait, and rigidity. Rock Steady Boxing has also been shown to improve non-motor symptoms commonly seen with this neurological disease as it creates a positive community, encourages safe exercise, and is a great time!
Rock Steady Boxing was designed for individuals with PD and is scientifically proven to help reduce, delay and even reverse several of its symptoms.
Classes are currently two times a week for approximately 90 minutes. Within this 90 minutes, there will be a warm up which prepares boxers for the workout. This warm up also addresses rigidity throughout the whole body. The workout is broken up into rounds which consist of a mix of cardio, weight training, balance, and boxing techniques. Following the workout, core training is performed to improve posture and functional mobility. The class is completed with a cool down to return the boxer’s body to a resting state as well as improve flexibility. All components of a Rock Steady class are modified based on the needs of each individual boxer.
All Patients MUST wear a mask upon entry to the building
If you do not have one, one will be provided
All patients are screened per CDC recommendations with temperatures
taken upon entry
We ask that all patients either wash their hands or use provided hand
sanitizer upon entrance to the clinic
Routine sanitizing is performed on all clinic furniture and equipment
Professional sanitizing performed 3 times per week
Social distancing is observed and maintained through spacing of
equipment and treatment tables
Telehealth is available to some or all of your treatments