Approaches to treating Parkinson’s Disease are rapidly changing. There’s more awareness and support for the disease than ever before. Recent celebrities like Alan Alda and Neil Diamond have publicly spoken about their own diagnoses, offering an honest and long needed dialogue about the disease and what its like to live with it.
“There are many new options to improve the lives of PWP (people with Parkinson’s). Neurologists are much more sub-specialized and movement disorder specialists are much more available in many U.S. communities,” says Steve Eisenstein, MD, a board-certified family physician in Northbrook, Illinois. He’s started working with PWP in his area, mixing training methods from traditional Shotokan karate and his new Rock Steady Boxing skills.
Programs like Rock Steady Boxing, a nonprofit organization geared towards wellness, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. Local family physician and Rock Steady Boxing coach Dr. Steve Eisenstein offers some great tips in his article, “How to Get Your Primary Physician to be Primary Again.”
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