Event Title

PT Management of a Patient with PD Using Boxing: A Case Report

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Bertin Jaimes Jr., Governors State UniversityFollow

Location

Virtual Poster Session

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological condition that affects the direct pathways of the basal ganglia of the brain. This condition is prevalent in people 65-80 years of age. Common complaints include balance deficits, increased risk of falls, reduced endurance, and bradykinesia. The purpose of this case report is to investigate the effects of boxing as an intervention for Parkinson’s Disease.
Case description: The patient is a 73-year-old white male diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been in physical therapy for the past 3 months and is taking medication as part of his interventions. The patient has no other comorbidities other than arthritis, left total knee replacement, asthma, and high blood pressure.
Outcomes: The Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, and 6 Minute walk test were used to assess change in balance, fall risk, and endurance. The patient improved from a 44 to 54 on the berg balance scale, 8 seconds to 7 seconds on the timed up and go test and scored 165m for the 6-minute walk test.
Discussion: Based on the findings, boxing improved the areas of concern for the patient. Improvement can be defined as improving scores or maintaining scores because Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition. More research should be conducted with focus on proper dosing, routine, and with more accuracy.

Presenter:
Bertin Jaimes, Jr.
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Mary Jones
Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Services

Eilieen Johnson
Adjunct Faculty, College of Health and Human Services

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PT Management of a Patient with PD Using Boxing: A Case Report

Virtual Poster Session

Background and Purpose: Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological condition that affects the direct pathways of the basal ganglia of the brain. This condition is prevalent in people 65-80 years of age. Common complaints include balance deficits, increased risk of falls, reduced endurance, and bradykinesia. The purpose of this case report is to investigate the effects of boxing as an intervention for Parkinson’s Disease.
Case description: The patient is a 73-year-old white male diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been in physical therapy for the past 3 months and is taking medication as part of his interventions. The patient has no other comorbidities other than arthritis, left total knee replacement, asthma, and high blood pressure.
Outcomes: The Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, and 6 Minute walk test were used to assess change in balance, fall risk, and endurance. The patient improved from a 44 to 54 on the berg balance scale, 8 seconds to 7 seconds on the timed up and go test and scored 165m for the 6-minute walk test.
Discussion: Based on the findings, boxing improved the areas of concern for the patient. Improvement can be defined as improving scores or maintaining scores because Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition. More research should be conducted with focus on proper dosing, routine, and with more accuracy.

Presenter:
Bertin Jaimes, Jr.
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student