The benefits of boxing are often thought of in terms of physical fitness. However, the sport may also have significant neurological benefits, particularly for those suffering from disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease.
This therapy is a type of treatment that uses the principles of non-contact boxing to help people with neurological disorders. The therapy is based on the idea that the movement and coordination required may help improve motor function and cognitive abilities.
The Benefits of Boxing for Neurological Disorders
At Alliance Orthopedics, we use boxing therapy as part of our integrative approach to treating patients with neurological disorders. Non-contact boxing has many unique benefits that make it ideal for treating neurological conditions, including:
Improving Coordination and Balance
The simple act of throwing punches may help improve coordination and balance, which are often impaired in those with neurological disorders. The repetitive nature of the motions also helps to ingrain the correct movement patterns in the brain, which may help prevent further neurological decline.
Increased Reaction Time
In addition to improving coordination, boxing therapy may also help to increase reaction time. This is because it requires split-second decisions and reactions. For those with neurological disorders, this may help to improve cognitive function and overall quality of life.
Strengthening Muscles and Endurance
Boxing therapy also helps to strengthen the muscles and build endurance. This is important for those with neurological disorders, as they often experience muscle weakness and fatigue. By increasing muscle strength and endurance, it may help improve mobility and independence.
Neurological Treatment at Alliance Orthopedics
Our team of experts will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. Using our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge treatments, we may help you improve your neurological symptoms and live a healthier, more independent life.