Boxing for Parkinson's Disease with Professor Blacker
Join us in this compelling episode as we delve into the fascinating world of boxing as a therapeutic regimen for Parkinson’s disease. In our interview with Professor David Blacker, the Perron Institute Medical Director, and a person living with Parkinson’s himself, we explore the fascinating results of the FIGHT-PD study.
Discover how Professor Blacker, along with Rai Fazio, former Golden Gloves champion turned fitness trainer, embarked on this remarkable journey to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of non-contact boxing training for individuals in the early stages of Parkinson’s.
Learn about the study’s progressive phases, from initial technique training to high-intensity workouts and cognitive dual-task training, and how it has positively impacted the lives of those with Parkinson’s. Professor Blacker shares his personal experience with the disease and how exercise, particularly boxing, has significantly improved his symptoms.
This podcast episode provides valuable insights into the potential of boxing as a specialised approach for enhancing physical and functional aspects in people living with Parkinson’s disease. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation that bridges research, personal experience, and the hope of improved well-being for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.
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