Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in ParkinsonBoxing Exercises as Therapy for Parkinson DiseaseDawson, Rachael A. BA; Sayadi, Jamasb BA; Kapust, Lissa LICSW; Anderson, Lauren BS; Lee, Stacey MSW; Latulippe, Al; Simon, David K. MD, PhDAuthor Information Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Mss Dawson, Kapust, Anderson, and Lee, Mr Sayadi, and Dr Simon); and Rock Steady Boxing, Newton, Massachusetts (Mr Latulippe). Correspondence: Rachael A. Dawson, BA, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, KS 468, Boston, MA 02215 ([email protected]). Some of the results of this study were presented at the World Parkinson Congress; June 4-7, 2019; Kyoto, Japan. Author Contributions: Rachael A. Dawson: research project organization and execution; statistical analysis review and critique; manuscript writing of the first draft, review, and critique. Jamasb Sayadi: research project conception, organization, and execution; manuscript review and critique. Lissa Kapust: research project conception; manuscript review and critique. Lauren Anderson: research project conception, organization, and execution. Stacey Lee: research project conception; manuscript review and critique. Al Latulippe: research project execution. David K. Simon: research project conception; statistical analysis design and execution; manuscript review and critique. The authors thank the participants for their enthusiasm, commitment, and time. This Rock Steady Boxing program was supported by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. The following financial disclosures (for the previous 12 months) include all conflicts of interest for the authors: - a. BioElectron Technology, Inc Research Grant for clinical trial b. Lysosomal Therapeutics, Inc Grant for clinical research study c. Mission Therapeutics Grant for laboratory research d. Biogen (SPARK) Honorarium for clinical trialSteering Committee e. Voyager Therapeutics Grant for clinical trial (AADC gene therapy) f. Halloran Consulting Group/Cerevance Therapeutics; Consultant g. Michal J. Fox Foundation (NILO-PD) Honorarium for clinical trialSteering Committee h. Weston Brain Institute Grant for laboratory research i. Parkinson's Foundation Grant for clinical wellness programs, education, and research, including support for our Rock Steady Boxing program j. NIH (NINDS) Grants for laboratory research k. NIH (NINDS) Honoraria for grant review (study section member) Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: July/September 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 160-165 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000275 Buy Metrics Abstract A noncontact boxing program called “Rock Steady Boxing” (RSB) is a popular exercise option for people with Parkinson disease (PD). This retrospective observational study assessed the impact of RSB on clinically relevant outcome measures in 62 PD patients. The change from program beginning to completion in the 30-second sit-to-stand (STS) test, the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, a quality-of-life survey (the EQ-5D), and a satisfaction survey was analyzed. Significant improvement was observed in the STS and TUG tests for participants completing their first or second RSB sessions. These results indicate benefits of RSB for people with PD. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.