Boxing Therapy for Young Onset Parkinson’s


“One person every hour in the UK is diagnosed with Parkinson’s” is just one of the many surprising figures in this 2014 video from Rekha Garton. Another one? That one in 20 of those will be under the age of 40.

Michael J. Fox Foundation grant aims for a way of treating dementia in Parkinson’s patients. Find out more here. 

In the film, we meet three people who were diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease before the age of 40 and see them in an innovative boxing class which has helped them to regain some of their balance.

Find out more about dopamine’s role in Parkinson’s disease.

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  1. It’s important to note that boxing training from a professional who understands the disease and creates their curriculum accordingly is beneficial for anyone of any age who has Parkinson’s: I’ve trained people in their late 70s in my program. Boxing training can improve balance, voice, cognition, rigidity and more.

  2. Kent Graeve says:

    Recently I read boxing can be beneficial. I have just begun boxing training. However, the trainer is not familiar with a curriculum that maybe beneficial. When can I find specific information about boxing curriculum that can be beneficial?

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