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Motorvation Motorvation retrains coordination to improve areas of brain health and sports performance. Motorvation is comprised of programs that address the psychological component to action by incorporating non contact boxing as a vehicle to retrain movement and improve sports performance

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09/23/2021

Parkinson's Foundation community grant for this year focuses on care partner integration. Through a virtual platform we are training multiple care partners within the home and one outside of the home Shirley Angichiodo in addition to Paul himself. Paul has be unable to stand on his own unassisted since at least July of 2020. Through verbal instructions that provide cues to improve movement vigor at the pelvis in addition to the direction of effort, Paul was able to sit and stand 25 times in a row. Continuous movements such as this also challenge the sequencing effect in PD which is a progressive slowing of sequential movements. This has been a invaluable stepping stone for improving independence for Paul as well as reducing care partner workload. Having success on a virtual platform also provides options for those who are more progressed and homebound. Thanks Parkinson’s Foundation for believing in and supporting our work! Motorvation #boxing4brainheath

05/19/2021

Imaginary Dodgeball!!! Ron was a recipient of last years @parkinsondotorg grant. He’s continued to train consistently for two years along with his wife. Notice in the video the speed of his throws. Both of their footwork. Feet constantly moving while maintaining position. Mental imagery. Creativity. #boxing4brainhealth #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness #seniorfitness #fallprevention @motorvationusa

02/03/2021

Once you learn how to #recalibrate and #coordinate you can do anything! Fall prevention becomes sports performance. #fightpd #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsexercise #parkinsonsfitness @parkinsondotorg @motorvationusa

02/01/2021

One of the multiple games of partner juggling that I created to help improve #handeyecoordination #decisionmaking #eyetracking #strategizing #movementflow #attack Mike has #parkinsonsdisease and his level of #motorcontrol is unbelievable. #fallprevention becomes #sportsperformance wit the proper building blocks. #boxing4brainhealth #recalibrate #parkinsonsexercise #fightpd @motorvationusa

01/30/2021

Doug completed Recalibrate’s 21 feee sessions of motor control training funded by @parkinsonsfoundation He has continued with the training and this was his first session. He is free style flowing. Very hard to do with skill and proper footwork. He is amazing. He’s looking for a couple People with Parkinson’s to join his virtual sessions. pm me if interested. #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

11/05/2020

Terry started in July with the @parkinsonsfoundation community grant. Video 1 is his 1st day of training. You can see he has erratic tics and jerks in his trunk. This is possibly psychogenic and exacerbated by anxiety. We have focused on the mental component necessary to building a multi sensory relationship between sound and touch to re educate the feet into a bigger base of support and to calibrate the arms and legs along with the trunk to work in harmony with one another. He has made tremendous strides and I think that is obvious from the following videos. Take a look and give a shout out to Terry for his amazing dedication and success in this program. #parkinsons #psychogenicmovementdisorder #fallrisk #sportsperformance #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

10/30/2020

Another great day at the office! I’ve been training mike for 5 years. He keeps getting better and better. #fallpreventionissportsperformance #boxing4brainhealth #fightpd #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsons #skilledexercise #motorcontrol @motorvationusa

10/01/2020

Addressing that loss of subjective effort. Putting in the work with form and skill. #parkinsonsdisease #battleropes #motorcontrol #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

09/07/2020

Join our virtual classes. We will be learning methods from my Recalibrate program to improve motor control & prevent falls. DM me!

So excited to announce Parkinson's Foundation awarded us with the 2020 community grant. This is our second year receivin...
08/26/2020

So excited to announce Parkinson's Foundation awarded us with the 2020 community grant. This is our second year receiving this grant and after we fulfill the training will have 900 hours documented of Recalibrate motor control training. This training is allowing us to build a platform to expand virtually to continue helping People with Parkinson's as well as training others to become certified in these methods. We are very fortunate to have the Parkinson Foundation's support and welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about receiving training through the grant to call me or reach out through messenger or email.

06/22/2020

Increasing and decreasing tempo is so important and especially with coordinated combinations with a moving base. It all comes down to an internalized metronome connecting the mind to the body. #boxing4brainhealth #parkinsons #pd #skilledtraining #cognitiveexercise @motorvationusa

06/12/2020

Shape shifting to improve coordination. The rotation at the forearm must coordinate with the other arm which may be ending at a different joint angle depending on the punch aka reach. Cross is internal rotation at the reach and external at the return. With the hook the effort is at the elbow. To reduce cognitive overload we look at the geometric shape of the body and then shape shift from left to right. #skillacquisition #motorskill #coordination #kinesiology #biomechanics #parkinsons #cognitivetherapy #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

05/13/2020

Adam struggles with trunk rigidity which limits his ability to rotate and generate force. This lack of force generation impacts his ability to reach past arms length, to throw a powerful punch, and to throw an accurate pitch through the strike zone. We have been implementing the Recalibrate curriculum funded by @parkinsondotorg to translate to pitching so he can more confidently coach his team. We use a tactile cue of the outside of the forearm on the opposite quad. This facilitates trunk rotation lining up his shoulder to his target on the follow through. It also facilitates pronation at the forearm increasing pitching velocity. We are now working on using an auditory cue that is timed with his peripheral vision to more effectively release the grip on the ball. If we can accomplish this we can reduce pitching errors and Adam can start actively coaching his team during batting practice. The biomechanics of boxing can not only address deficits of parkinson disease but can translate to other areas of sports performance. #boxing4brainhealth #motorlearning #motorcontrol #motorskill #pitchingmechanics #parkinsonsdisease #youngonsetparkinsons #fupd

04/30/2020

Although having great success standing on one leg dribbling a basketball he was still unsteady and was struggling with finding an even distribution of his center of gravity. With a 5 minute explanation of how the body should feel when being balanced and how to achieve that by keeping the pelvis and shoulders even and hiking up the hip he was able to balance with much less disturbance and postural sway. #singlelegbalance #dualtask #multitasking #dribblingdrills #boxing4brainhealth #parkinsons

04/22/2020

Ron converted to a regular client after his 16 complimentary lessons through @parkinsondotorg Him and his wife train two day’s a week on their patio with me. One goal was to improve his single leg balance. Instead of practicing balancing on one leg we have been training with multiple coordination exercises. Today was a test to assess his transfer of learning! #boxing4brainhealth #parkinsonsdisease #handeyecoordination #singlelegbalance #translationallearning @motorvationusa

This documentary tells the stories of people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have been able to reclaim their liv...
04/03/2020
Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas

This documentary tells the stories of people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have been able to reclaim their lives by mitigating their symptoms.It explores a holistic approach to wellness for people with Parkinson’s; Illuminates the benefits of exercise and activity; introduces cutting edge possibilities for future treatment.

This documentary tells the stories of people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have been able to reclaim their lives by mitigating their symptoms.It explores a holistic approach to wellness for people with Parkinson’s; Illuminates the benefits of exercise and activity; introduces cutting edge possibilities for future treatment.

Improv to improve Parkinson's disease and the Parkinson's Foundation are raising awareness of improv’s positive effect o...
04/03/2020
Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas

Improv to improve Parkinson's disease and the Parkinson's Foundation
are raising awareness of improv’s positive effect on Parkinson’s Disease.

Improv to Improve Parkinson’s Disease is a new way to connect, engage and have fun. It’s been adapted to fit these times of social distancing - so we’re meeting up on Zoom. It’s designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their care partners and medical/wellness providers. The next session will be on Monday, April 6th at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time. Please visit www.i2ipd.com for more details or email program founder, Robert Cochrane, at [email protected].” I hope you’ll join us, too.

04/03/2020
Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas

Making an impact in Southern Nevada Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas At PPLV, we connect, empower, and inspire this community by providing local resources and support to help PWP refresh their perspectives and live their lives to the fullest. Check us out.

As we kick off National Parkinson's Awareness Month, could not be more proud of all these folks and grateful for their friendship! Check out Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas to see what's going on this month and every month!

The only gym open in Vegas. Medically based fitness. If anyone is looking to get some private sessions dm me. #boxing4br...
03/19/2020

The only gym open in Vegas. Medically based fitness. If anyone is looking to get some private sessions dm me. #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa @fyzicalvegas

Amongst all of this craziness you still need to stay active and healthy especially to remain ahead of #parkinsonsdisease...
03/18/2020

Amongst all of this craziness you still need to stay active and healthy especially to remain ahead of #parkinsonsdisease progression. This is the perfect time to get active with your spouse or someone in your family. #fallprevention benefits everyone. We are using the tiles in the home as agility ladder training with constant task switching of tempos, directions, and footwork patterns. #fallpreventionissportsperformance #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

03/13/2020

Synchronization during bilateral coordination in #parkinsonsdisease is impaired. By deconstructing each movement and then reconstructing it through visualization of the body as a whole allows the brain to better associate multiple limb coordination. #bilateralcoordination #motorcontrol #multisensorylearning #freezingofgait #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

02/22/2020

Ecological rhythmic auditory stimulation...using the sound of the feet to drive continuous and symmetric weight shifting. #parkinsonsdisease affects movement effort, however when moving in a state of fluidity and flow the effort needs to remain similar on both sides of the body during a rhythmic task that is continuous. In the first video you can see the effort is too much and resulting in getting stuck and the flow abruptly ceases. In the second video is looks much easier because it’s done with just the right amount of effort. Our next step is to improve the arms trajectories and then connect this all to a moving base. @parkinsondotorg #boxing4brainhealth #motorcontrol #continuousmovement #mirrorneurons #entrainment @motorvationusa

02/17/2020

3rd session of the #recalibrate grant funded by Parkinson’s Foundation. He came in on a cane, lacking in confidence. Working on weight shifting to counter act movement and keep his center of gravity even. Exciting to see someone rediscover their inner athlete in such a short amount of time. Rockin that #magic shirt. Much more to come with him and his progress. #staytuned #boxing4brainhealth #parkinsonsdisease #balancetraining #motorcontrol

Such a great event! Im very thankful to be a part of such a great group of like minded individuals. Thanks to everyone w...
01/29/2020

Such a great event! Im very thankful to be a part of such a great group of like minded individuals. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Parkinson's Place L.V. 3rd annual movement fair... Zappos Adaptive
#boxing4brainhealth

01/24/2020
Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas

Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Parkinson’s Place Movement Fair Saturday 1/25 @ 10am Zappos
400 Stewart, Las Vegas

01/19/2020

Juggling Physics. This was his first day using objects of different mass. #motorcontrol #parkinsonsdisease #movementdisorder #rehabilitation #computationalneuroscience #biomechanics #kinesiology #lasvegas #boxing4brainhealth #mass #physics #juggling #coordination @motorvationusa

Christian Banda and Darbe Schlosser have both committed to row 1,000,000 meters for the year 2020: They’re both honored ...
01/16/2020

Christian Banda and Darbe Schlosser have both committed to row 1,000,000 meters for the year 2020: They’re both honored to be a part of this campaign.

Shout out to Ned Neuhaus and Katie Kleist for initiating the incredible Row to Slow Parkinson's - 2020 Challenge!!! They are promising to row 1 MILLION METERS over the course of the year in order to spread awareness about Parkinson’s and the positive effect exercise can have in delaying the progression of the disease. Since January 1rst they have had over 10 AMAZING community members join them on this journey!! Congrats to all of you and GOOD LUCK! To learn more check out their blog copied here: https://www.challengingparkinsonsdisease.com/home/row-to-slow-parkinson-s

01/13/2020

This was Vynce’s last session of the @parkinsondotorg grant. This week he is converting to #boxing4brainhealth small group classes. This exercise which I refer to as lion/lamb challenges the mindset to change from recovery to attack mode. The movements are still continuous and flowing but the intensity is amped up during the attack. Obtaining this control of effort is the bodies way of commandeering movement that is impaired bc of #parkinsonsdisease Finding new motivational pathways to achieve purpose in movement. #beastmode @motorvationusa #psychologicaltraining #purposefulmovement #motorcontrol

How you dress reflects how you feel! Frank was very excited about his new wardrobe from @zapposadaptive  He struggles wi...
01/11/2020

How you dress reflects how you feel! Frank was very excited about his new wardrobe from @zapposadaptive He struggles with getting dressed and maintaining balance, especially when putting his shirts on overhead. This cardigan has magnetic buttons. His zip up hoodie also has a magnetic zipper and his new adaptive 7Seven jeans have Velcro buttons. The adaptive part of the clothing is not noticeable... It’s #stylishandfunctional #parkinsonsdisease #sharpdressedman #occupationaltherapy #fallprevention #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa @zapposadaptive

01/09/2020

With a noticeable tremor and limited range of motion throughout the entire arm, motor control is hard to achieve, especially when it requires precise timing and accuracy. Recalibrate focuses on purposeful movements that require reaching trajectories and reaching speed that are optimal. In many cases with PD the affected arm becomes stuck to the body as if it’s in a sling. We aim to reincorporate the affected limb to rebuild symmetry and bilateral coordination. Thanks again to @parkinsondotorg for making this training possible. #handeyecoordination #coordination #headball #motorcontrol #depthperception #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsexercise #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa @lomachenkovasiliy @rivalboxinggear

The power of putting yourself out thereI wake up early January 1, 2020 knowing that my blog and social media accounts ha...
01/06/2020
The power of putting yourself out there

The power of putting yourself out there
I wake up early January 1, 2020 knowing that my blog and social media accounts have already been updated with automated posts announcing my 2020 Row to Slow Parkinson's awareness campaign.

I pick up my phone while still in bed to get that "hit" of reassurance that comes from friends or family sending words of encouragement to what you are doing on social media. It is not quite 8:00. What I was not expecting was a private message from Christian Banda, a YOPD (Young Onset Parkinson's Disease) friend in Las Vegas (which means it is 6:00 AM his time). It says something to the effect "I want in, what do I have to do to join?". I am speechless.

I wake up early January 1, 2020 knowing that my blog and social media accounts have already been updated with automated posts announcing my 2020 Row to Slow Par

01/02/2020

Movements aren’t supposed to be choppy and robotic. Loss of coordination in PD impairs movement efficiency. Exercise is extremely important for overall longevity, heart health, mitochondria regeneration, and neuro-protection. However, exercise needs to be educational if you are trying to build skill. In PD this requires a deconstruction of the entire kinetic chain followed by plasticity based training addressing loss of subjective effort. The big question is...Once this movement is transformed does it stay that way. Absolutely No. Same things as discontinuing healthy eating leads to weight gain and the same reason I can’t play a trumpet. I haven’t practiced in years. Consistency is key!

12/29/2019

Has anyone every experienced ballistic movements that are triggered by postural positioning? After my 6th session with my client I noticed erratic movements occurring whenever she moves her arms outside her body. These movements are not only with her arms but her entire trunk. She falls quite often and I think the falls are triggered by this. I started focusing on interlimb coordination while seated. In the second video you can see the loss of control through the entire body and most importantly the trunk. She was using the word raise. Raise is a soft word and the “s” carries the sound too long. We used the word “up” in the third video to decelerate her movement in a upward trajectory towards the ceiling. The “p” sound makes the note of the movement stop abruptly. This is important. It gives the movement a direct purpose. Point A to point B. The last video we use a longer note with increased speed to assess the transfer of learning. Thanks again to @parkinsondotorg for making it possible for her to receive this training. She is young and preventing falls is vital for her longevity. #gratitude #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #coordination #fallprevention #boxing4brainhealth @motorvationusa

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Thanks for everything your doing for so many
Fortunately, I am a healthy ager so I went to Darbe for fall prevention and not rehabilitation. I knew Darbe could reinforce how to find my center for balance and how to properly distribute my weight for a secure stance. I learned to stand like a tree and not a stick, to have synchronicity in movement of my limbs. There is a proper way and timing to reach, stand, walk, turn and even breathe so the body works efficiently without stress. No tripping over your feet, losing your balance or twisting the wrong way. All of this gives you a subconscious awareness so you can be your safest self. I find I use the learned skills every day in routine activities. So now if I have to climb a ladder or battle a windy day I have natural confidence I will achieve it and remain in one piece. No time for broken bones or a bruised body from a fall! Thanks, Darbe!!