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The Fantastic Five Take PD Gladiators By Storm!

Next Generation of Doctors Learning About PD From You Lean, young and confident, they strode onto the floor at Delgado Boxing in a (presumably) unintended V-formation, reminiscent of a tribe of newly-minted superheroes. But “The Fantastic Five,” as I have since dubbed them, are mere mortals seeking to understand how those of us struggling withRead More »

LDBF-PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PD Class Included in NEUROLOGY NOW current issue

The Oct/Nov issue of NEUROLOGY NOW, a publication of the American Academy of Neurology, features an article on boxing programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and how they help fight PD. Paul Delgado, the head trainer of our LDBF-PD Gladiators boxing program, is quoted extensively. The article can be viewed online here: http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2017/13050/Parkinson_s_on_the_ROPES__Exercise_programs.14.aspx

PD Gladiators Featured on AIB-TV’s “Life Plus”

From AIB-TV: “Find out how boxing and dance help people living with Parkinson’s Disease thrive through the no-holds-barred work out through PD Gladiators.” This episode of Life Plus first aired on AIB-TV on September 28th. The story editor, Audrey Galex, nails what we’re all about: strength, honor, hope and friendship.  

PD Gladiators Seeks Associate Director

PD Gladiators seeks a new part-time Associate Director (20-25 hours per week) to assist the organization’s Atlanta-based management team with (i) marketing its network of independent fitness instructors providing group exercise classes adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease (to the medical community as well as directly to patients), (ii) managing participant intake and follow-up, andRead More »

PD 101: Please Help Us Design an “Introduction to Living Well with Parkinson’s” Course

Meet Your Metro Atlanta Advocates: “Team Georgia” Takes Congress By Storm

On February 26 – 28, more than 200 advocates from 43 states attended the 2017 Parkinson’s Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), uniting the Parkinson’s community to learn about, discuss and take action on pressing policy issues related to Parkinson’s research, drug development and access to health care.Read More »

Food for Thought: Diet & Nutrition in PD

After attending the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland in September, I posted about a roundtable discussion with Dr. Laurie Mischley that I found to be the most illuminating event I attended at the WPC (see “News From the Front: Key Takeaways from the World Parkinson’s Congress, Part I (Diet, Exercise & Supplements“). Rather than studyRead More »

Guest Post: Connection Between Physical Wellness and Physical Therapy

Our guest blogger today, Rachel Christie, is a doctoral candidate at Emory University School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy program. This fall, she created and completed a directed study entitled “ Physical Wellness for Progressive Neurological Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease.” She would like to thank PD Gladiators, participants, and teachers “for graciously welcoming me into each class,Read More »

Our Featured PD Gladiator: Richard Roeder

Richard Roeder, our featured PD Gladiator, seems mild-mannered upon first meeting, but he is a fighter. First diagnosed with Parkinson’s in October 2014, the Cumming resident joined the Boxing Training for PD program operated by Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation about a year ago on the recommendation of his neurologist, Dr. Barry McCasland. He struggled for aRead More »

USA Today Features the LDBF-PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PD Program

Humankind’s inspirational video and the accompanying story appeared in USA TODAY online yesterday. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2016/11/18/how-local-boxing-gym-helping-seniors-punch-out-parkinsons/94025634/ If you the video doesn’t play on the link above, please try our facebook page: www.facebook.com/pdgladiators