RSB Coach Con Comes to Phoenix

  Rock Steady Boxing’s second annual Coaches Conference* is coming to Phoenix, Arizona, September 4-6, 2019! *This conference is restricted to coaches who are RSB Certified and are actively coaching at an authorized RSB affiliate location. This is an advanced “Level 2” training for active, certified RSB coaches and a chance to meet up with hundreds of fellow Rock Steady Coaches from around the world! To register, affiliate coaches should contact their affiliate speci…
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Four-Step Process: Asking For and Accepting Help

by Viki Kind Viki Kind is a bioethicist, professional speaker and award-winning author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t and her new Resource Workbook. Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association. For additional resources or to book Viki to speak:  www.KindEthics.com  I have cared for six members of my family for many years. And like many family caregivers, I have never been very good at asking for help. Thin…
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Exercise That Motivates Parkinson’s Patients to Push Limits Can Offer Range of Benefits, Experts Say

Source: Parkinson’s News Today November 27, 2018 With a treatment not yet within reach that might slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, much less offer a cure, many — doctors, patients, and researchers alike — are looking to exercise in hopes of fending off a worsening of symptoms. Interest in exercise-based interventions has risen so much that “the number of publications on exercise studies has increased by a factor of 10 since 2000,” Tanya Simuni, MD, chief of Mo…
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Coach Con 2018 Recap

Thanks to Xplor, Inc. for this recap! Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott. C Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. It is a non-profit organization that specializes in a non-contact boxing fitness curriculum to help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is the first program of its kind – their mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back and do s…
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How to Get Your Primary Care Physician to be “Primary” Again

By Dr. Steve Eisenstein, board certified family physician When I graduated from medical school in 1986, medical records were all on paper, health insurance was fairly simple, and the options for treating people with Parkinson’s (PWP) were limited.  Movement disorders were not in the spotlight, so very few patients were in the care of doctors who focused strictly on Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Now, more than 30 years later, the landscape has changed radically. Medical records are becoming…
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