Title: PWR!Gym Rehabilitation Manager
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
We are seeking a supervising physical therapist to work in a novel outpatient setting that offers Parkinson’s-specific therapy, fitness, and wellness programming. Candidate is responsible for the day-to-day clinical management and supervision of PWR!Gym therapy and fitness personnel to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of services. Position requires close coordination and collaboration with PWR!Gym Office Manager to ensure adherence to all applicable regulatory guidelines, as well as internal policies and procedures. The Rehab Manager is expected to serve in the dual role of manager and practicing Physical Therapist and is responsible for the strategic growth of PWR!Gym programming.
“My name is Anysse Chavez, and I am currently a senior at the University of Arizona studying Public Health. I am a Public Health intern at the PWR!Gym and have aspirations of becoming an occupational therapist. It is evident that physical and occupational therapy, as well as exercise, are beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease, therefore, I know this experience will be helpful for me in my future career. After only being here for a few short weeks, I know PWR!Gym will allow me to learn, grow, and succeed at reaching my goals!”
“My name is Jennifer O’Connor and I’m a senior at the University of Arizona pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. I will graduate in May 2018. I’m at PWR!Gym completing one of my required Public Health internships. This site stood out to me the most because I have an uncle and next door neighbor who have Parkinson disease. I wanted to learn more about the PWR!Moves© taught in workshops and help the population of people with PD. I have applied to graduate schools on the East Coast for a Master’s in Athletic Training, and should hear back in March or April. After I get my Master’s, I plan to work for a high school.”
We are grateful to have such wonderful interns working with us!
The PWR!Gym is pleased to welcome our new Office Manager, Dominique Bouey.
Dominique has nearly a decade’s worth of experience coordinating health care services for patients in a variety of settings. She is excited about her new role at PWR! because it allows her to bring her expertise in health care and process improvement to the Gym. She looks forward to learning about our members and the journey they have taken with PWR! to improve their quality of life with Parkinson’s.
If you haven’t already met Dominique, please stop by and say “hi” the next time you’re in the gym!
Recently, we read the news of Neil Diamond announcing he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. We want to thank all of those who took the time to inform Mr. Diamond about PWR!Moves and Parkinson Wellness Recovery. We saw the many posts and discussions on social media recommending our program. We send our best to Mr. Diamond. And Yes, we agree Mr. Diamond would benefit immensely by having a PWR! Surge week at the gym to delay his symptoms. Thank you everyone for sharing the message that you can use PWR!Moves to GET BETTER and STAY BETTER with Exercise!
We also heard that Barbara in Fort Collins is supporting the PWR!Gym by reaching out to Therapists in her area to encourage them to get trained in PWR!Moves. Thank you Barbara!
“Barbara has been given new life and new purpose: To spread the word that there is hope through exercise for persons with Parkinson’s disease. . .So passionate about her sudden discovery, Smith returned to Fort Collins and called every listing in the phone book associated with occupational therapy, physical therapy or fitness instruction to tell them about the upcoming training.”
Join Drs. Becky Farley and Nate McMullen for an informal summary and discussion on “Therapeutic strategies for reducing alpha-synuclein in Parkinson disease.” You will not want to miss this presentation. This is a public event at the PWR!Gym open to all individuals with PD, care partners, family members, medical professionals and the community at large.
River & Campbell for our next PWR!Gym®
PWR! Gym Member Tom Philabaum is using his celebrity to benefit PWR!
“He exercises at the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Gym, a research-based facility designed to slow the disease’s progression. And he regularly meets with his Parkinson’s group.
The Flame: Tom Philabaum, an exhibit of Philabaum’s glass art.
Tuesday- Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Where: Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, 711 S. Sixth Ave.
Make a purchase from
Tom’s exhibit through the
month of February
to benefit PWR!
PWR! Physical Therapist Emily takes us through our third PWR! Move – the PWR! Twist is a full body trunk rotation that targets rigidity, works your whole range of motion and really gets you moving!
physically and cognitively
- Reflect on PWR! 2017 accomplishments
- Learn about 2018 priorities
- Help us explore new ways to serve the PD community
- Share your ideas for 2018 Wellness Series
- Connect with board members and meet our new Chair
- Participate in a special silent auction made possibly by PWR!Gym members
- Enjoy meeting new friends!