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Straightright Boxing Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:07:45 +0000 Straightright Boxing Straightright Boxing KFTA for therapy...but it's giving those with parkinson's a fighting chance at life. ((jennifer)) i take you on a look inside the ring... for a look at this unique approach ....aimed at knocking out the disease which impacts millions of people. ((jennifer)) where athletes train... ((jennifer)) to win... ((jennifer)) championships.... ((jennifer)) jeannie phillips... ((jennifer)) trains... ((jennifer)) to win at life. "i was losing my balance and tripping a lot and then i began to have the tremors." ((jennifer)) jeanne's battle with parkinson's began four years ago. i was terrified because i knew there wasn't a cure for parkinson's. and i didn't knwo what the future hold for me. it looked pretty bleak." ((jennifer)) now at early stage two of the disease, she's regaining control... "my husband calls it physical threapy on steroids." ((jennifer)) with a pair of boxing gloves and the heart of a champion. "you're punching it. you're getting rid of all the emotions that build up inside of you." "a lot of those people are at a point, they're at a crossroads where they might want to give up but just showing them that , no, don't give up, let's fight, let's fight for it." ((jennifer)) kevin lightburn owns straightright boxing in springdale. after being approached by healthsouth rehab.....the former boxer now uses his gym to train more than a dozen parkinson's patients from across the region. "you're going agaisnt yourself. and if you come in everyday and keep trying, you're going to eventually beat yourself. that's the goal" ((jennifer)) for one hour, two days a week, this new program focuses on knocking out parkinson's four main traits.. ((jennifer)) stretching is for stiffness... footwork improves balance... punching helps the tremors... drills are for memory and faster reflexes ((jennifer)) "boxing is by no means a cure to parkinson's but it does deliver a powerful blow to its symptoms." "this is a unique, newer strategy that folks have found that empowers individuals to take back their independence." ((jennifer)) physical therapist michael hammel has seen his patients improve with as few as three classes. "if you see the things that they're doing, i mean they couldn't do that stuff, they couldn't do that. it's just amazing to see them do it." ((jennifer)) each punch... giving jeanne.. the upper hand over parkinson's. "you have to hit it at all angles." ((chris)) in more local

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