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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 »

Honored to Be a Gladiator

Hello fellow Gladiators! I’m honored to join this amazing group of people and look forward to getting to know you over the next few months as I visit your classes, hear more about your experiences and what I can do to better support your valiant efforts to fight Parkinson’s disease (PD). A little about meRead 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 Names Annie Long Associate Director

PD Gladiators is pleased to announce that Annie Long will serve as its new associate director effective October 2, 2017. Long brings a decade of nonprofit experience to PD Gladiators, including executive experience as the National Manager, Signature Events for the National Parkinson Foundation. As associate director, she will be responsible for PD Gladiators’ program-relatedRead More »

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.  

The Exercise Files: An Interview with the Founders of Israel’s “Dance Through Life” Program

I recently had the great pleasure of lecturing and teaching adapted tango workshops for people with PD, caregivers and physical therapists in Tel Aviv, Israel! Yulia Gamerman and Rita Elimelsh invited me to come work with their patients and colleagues and I got to see their thriving physical activity for people with PD– which happensRead More »

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

The Exercise Files: Standard of Care for Treatment of Balance Issues

This month Dr. Hackney consulted Dr. Ramon Gil for his perspective on treating balance issues in PD. Dr. Gil is a Board Certified Neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. Dr. Madeleine Hackney:  I’m interested in what you would consider “standard of care/current practices” for the treatment of balance issues in PD. WhatRead More »

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 »