Knocking out Parkinson’s disease

Knocking out Parkinson’s disease

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Scott Wieczorek was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his late 30s. With the diagnosis came many life changes, including resigning from his job, which were difficult for a young, active professional to accept.

In 2016, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) at Barrow Neurological Institute began offering a boxing fitness class for Parkinson’s patients called Knockout Parkinson’s.

Scott was one of the first patients to join the class, explaining, “Boxing gives me a sense of empowerment over the disease.” Watch as Scott shares his story below.

Combining programs and research with treatment for Parkinson’s

For patients like Scott, Barrow not only offers one of the largest outreach programs that features classes in yoga, painting, theater and more, but it also integrates cutting edge research with clinical care. Through this holistic approach, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is widely considered to be one of the most comprehensive Parkinson’s programs available. By combining outreach classes with compassionate care and innovative research, Barrow specialists are poised to knock out Parkinson’s for good.