Boxing-to-fight-Parkinsons Fighting back against stroke and Parkinson's disease through boxing

Fighting back against stroke and Parkinson's disease through boxing

6/19/2019

Henton woking out with a boxing punching bag

A program at the Avenue Boxing Club in Edmonton encourages Parkinson's patients to take up boxing. An article in the Calgary Herald explains that stroke survivors may find it beneficial as well:

"Brian Overland, 50, the youngest boxer in our group, is a former Air Force aircraft technician who has been with the program since it began.

Overland credits the boxing program with not only helping him through Parkinson’s, but also with his recovery from a stroke two years ago.

“It helps me concentrate and make sure I get all the movements in, twisting my torso and moving my feet right. The whole coordination thing is what I find challenging, but also rewarding.”


Click here to read the full Calgary Herald article by Darcy Henton.


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