Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.
In the St. Anthony Rehab Services gym, exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Women and men condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.
Classes meet the fitness levels at all stages of Parkinson’s – from the newly diagnosed to those who have been living with it for decades plus.
To join the class or to find out more, contact Steve Schable, Rehab Services Athletic Trainer, or call St. Anthony Rehab Services at (712) 794-5000.