Wall Street Journal Article on exercise and Parkinsons

World-wide, the number of Parkinson's patients alone is projected to double by 2030. The aging population accounts for much of the rise in movement disorders, but they are also being diagnosed in younger patients and can be inherited. Parkinson's … [Read more...]

Bob Weinschenk’s Negative Symptoms

I received the following email from Bob after his recent check up at Emory: "Each check up with my specialist at Emory (which is every 6 months) he measures my flexibility,motor skills, gait,etc. Compared to previous visits. ¬†This check up my … [Read more...]

Parkinsons and Music

Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 Jan;18 Suppl 1:S114-9. doi: 10.1016/S1353-8020(11)70036-0. Rehabilitation, exercise therapy and music in patients with Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis of the effects of music-based movement therapy on walking … [Read more...]

So Parkinson’s Disease holds you back

Bob just completed CrossFit Total at 67 years old with Parkinson's: CF Total is the following: 1 rep max of shoulder press (meaning no hip movement) 1 rep max of deadlift (perfect form required or we stop the movement) 1 rep max of back … [Read more...]