Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease impacting the area of the brain that controls movement. Symptoms of PD include uncontrollable movements (shaking and tremors) stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.
Research has shown that exercises that include big, explosive movements along with strengthening and cardio-aerobic drills (such as boxing) have been extremely beneficial to people with PD. We do this by training and rewiring the brain to improve impaired movements. Studies on boxing for PD have reported improvements to balance, walking speed and quality, strength, social connection and a reduction in overall falls risk.
Normally $542.50, this month only –get the discounted rate of $480.00 (first session free!)
Our non-contact boxing program is run by MS Plus Exercise Physiologist, Brenda Myint who is a qualified boxing instructor and has extensive experience working with people living with PD.
Brenda Myint MS Plus Exercise Physiologist
I love working with each client’s unique story and goals. I’ve found boxing to be highly adaptable to all fitness levels and ability. My clients have always been able to excel and feel a strong sense of accomplishment.
Who is this program suitable for?
This program is designed for people with Parkinson’s with the ability to mobilise with a walking stick or less (i.e. no walking aid).
Do I need prior boxing experience to participate?
All fitness levels are welcome. No prior boxing experience is required as we start our program at abeginner level.
How many people can I expect in a session?
We limit each program intake to 4 people to allow for a personalised experience.
What is the duration of each session?
Where can I access this program?
Our Boxing for Parkinson’s program is run by our MSPlus Exercise Physiologist at our Lidcombe (NSW) Wellbeing Centre.
When does the program commence?
The next round commences in March(date to be confirmed). We will get in touch with all participants to book in an initial assessment prior to the first session.
What is the structure and cost of the program?
The total program consists of 8 sessions:
How can I pay for the program?
You can pay for our MS Plus Boxing for Parkinson’s program using funding from your NDIS plan, HomeCare package, or by paying privately and claiming a rebate from your private health insurer.
Sign up in February and get the first session free!