Let's Get Moving with a New Boxing Program - PMD Alliance

Imperium Boxing – exercise videos for people with Parkinson’s to follow along at home!

NeuroSport Physical Therapy, located on the border of Pasadena and South Pasadena in Southern California, is challenging the expectation that a person with Parkinson’s or other neurologic conditions should expect to decline or lose mobility. We are passionate about helping people feel better doing what they love and we have seen over the years that individuals participating in regular exercise can defy those expectations. Research shows that intense, frequent exercise and physical therapy is important for your brain and body!

As a physical therapist and boxing enthusiast, I created a three-part Imperium Boxing series that incorporates large movements and punches to help you exercise at home.  It is designed to keep your brain and body active, especially during this uncertain time when many of us are moving less and spending more time at home.  Imperium means “power” in Latin. With Imperium Boxing, we want to help people power against Parkinson’s and other neurologic conditions.

In part one of this series, you will be guided, by me, through a complete seated workout. In part two, we will demonstrate the exercises in both a seated and standing position based on your comfort and ability level. Finally, in part three, we will amp up the challenge for your brain and body with the addition of flows!

Just a reminder – Please talk to your physical therapist to determine if seated or standing is best for you. Please ensure you are near a stable object or chair to use for support, have a friend or family member nearby for safety, go at your own pace, and take breaks as needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Reman Rajab, PT, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Southern California and completed her clinical training that included outpatient orthopedics, a functional movement disorders clinic where she gained experience treating patients with Parkinson’s, dystonia, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Dr. Reman is whole-heartedly committed to her patients and aims to empower them to unlock their movement potential. She completed other training such as PWR! Optimizing Movement Skill, and TRX, to increase her skills to provide the best care possible. Her favorite type of workout includes challenging her brain and body with boxing.

For more information and resources, visit her website at https://www.ptneurosport.com/

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