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Rock Steady Boxing helping Parkinson's patients

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A local program is fighting back against Parkinson's Disease.

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A local program is fighting back against Parkinson's Disease.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6881878?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:08:19 +0000 Rock Steady Boxing helping Parkinson's patients A local program is fighting back against Parkinson's Disease. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6881878?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WZDX story. a local program is fighting back against parkinson's disease... and their throwing uppercuts... and right hooks along the way... one punch at a time... participants at rock steady boxing... are getting stronger... faster... and more flexible...carolyn rhodes, program director, rock steady boxing: "it can reduce their symptoms, in some cases, they get better. parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease. according to dr. jitesh kar, it affects one million people, including 50 thousand new patients every year. dr. jitesh kar, neurologist: "a lot of medical options for treatment. unfortunately, there is no cure." along with medication, boxing has proven to be one way to help soften the blow of parkinson's dr. jitesh kar, neurologist: "what helps them is their mobility as well as the activity and the range of motion. their balance improves. and, they feel better from the inside." carolyn rhodes: there's 11 years worth of research that shows, that boxing is neuroprotective. rock steady boxing in the rocket city works with anyone at any level of parkinson's.rhodes: "we are one of 433 affiliates worldwide, serving many, many boxers." rock steady boxing is located behind matrix gym in huntsville... there are currently over 50 boxers participating in





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