NeuroFit Networks DBA Parkinson Wellness Recovery | PWR! is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit. It was founded in 2010 in Tucson, Arizona by Dr. Becky G. Farley, Ph.D., MS, PT, who developed PWR!Moves, Parkinson's-specific exercises that help maintain and restore skills that have deteriorated and can interfere with everyday movements.
Our mission is to enhance access to and awareness of research-driven exercise that improves quality of life for people with Parkinson disease.
We realize our vision to increase access to exercise as medicine by
- providing access to rehabilitation and wellness services to people with Parkinson disease and their care partners at the PWR!Gym®, a Community Exercise and Wellness Center of Excellence in Tucson, Arizona, and virtually at www.exerciseforbrainchange.org
- training healthcare professionals (physical, occupational, and exercise therapists) to be Parkinson disease specialists who incorporate our PWR!Moves framework in rehabilitation and fitness settings around the world.
- partnering with local and global organizations that support people with Parkinson disease to provide community exercise, enrichment, education, and empowerment events.
We believe in the need for a new healthcare paradigm for people with Parkinson disease that integrates physical/occupational therapy goals with community-based exercise and wellness programs – starting at diagnosis and continuing for life! This coordination of care between PD-specialized therapists and fitness/wellness professionals helps people with PD live their best and continue doing what they love to do. Our team translates cutting-edge research on exercise and brain change into programs which can be implemented by healthcare and fitness professionals around the world, increasing awareness of and access to Exercise4BrainChange® for all people with Parkinson disease.