Physical Therapy for Parkinson's - Knock Out Parkinsonâ€™s
The mission of Knock Out Parkinson’s is to give people the power and motivation to battle Parkinson’s disease. The program hopes to improve people with Parkinson’s mental and physical capabilities through movement and enhance their quality of life. This is accomplished through an intensive program encouraging strength, power, speed, endurance, and fun!
There is no cure for Parkinson’s but evidence has shown that people who participate in high intensity exercise programs make positive gains in all stages of the disease, as well as protect important areas of their brain.
Knock Out Parkinson’s is a non-contact boxing program teaching patients footwork, punches, combinations, and various other boxing skills. Caregivers are welcome to participate in the one-on-one sessions. Training is a combination of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, balance skills, and boxing. Prepare to be challenged in a fun and encouraging atmosphere!
This was a wonderful experience from my first phone call to schedule an appointment. Sherry at the front desk is always cheery and a welcoming face. The team of therapists and other staff were always professional while also being fun loving, turning a potentially unpleasant/painful appointment into one filled with laughs. Dr. Koch was very knowledgable about how to help me and went above and beyond to understand and address my specific lifestyle goals beyond just pain-free daily living. I felt like I was in good hands throughout the entire process and have been telling friends and coworkers about this practice because I had such a great experience. Keep up the great work and let Liz choose the music. :)