Press Release

Friends of Parkinson’s Announces Partnership with Medical Fitness Network to Provide New Fitness and Allied Healthcare Provider Resource

fop-logo-large(July 21, 2016) Las Vegas, Nevada– The Friends of Parkinson’s (FoP) has partnered with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN) –a free national online resource directory to locate fitness, wellness and allied healthcare professionals who provide services for those with medical conditions, chronic disease or women’s health issues.

“Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone.  For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy, it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living.  Establishing early exercise habits is essential part of overall disease management as an extension of their treatment.  Doctors will recommend exercise but then patients are often left to their own devices to determine how best to fill these doctor’s orders. The patient can search online for fitness and allied healthcare providers, but it can be a daunting task to find the right solution. ” says FoP Founder Jamillah Ali-Rahman. “We are excited to partner with the MFN in order to provide a resource for those with Parkinson’s and their families to find health, wellness & fitness providers all in one place that best fit their needs.”

“The MFN strives to improve the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s, family members and caregivers by providing a registry of professionals that offer a holistic approach to complement their medical care,” said MFN founder Lisa Dougherty. ” We are also excited to help create awareness about their community programs & events

About Friends of Parkinson’s (FoP)

Friends of Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization that connects and creates, local, nationwide, and international initiatives that support the neurological community and communities related to Parkinson‘s Disease.

Through fundraising activities, awareness campaigns, and other related endeavors, Friends of Parkinson looks to secure and build resources and hope in the neurological community. friendsofparkinsons.org

About the Medical Fitness Network (MFN)

The Medical Fitness Network (MFN) is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with those with chronic disease/medical conditions, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Mental Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Pre & Postnatal Care, Respiratory Disease and Stroke. The MFN donates its services as a national database management company to medical, health organizations that do not offer resources for locating fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with their populations.

FoP Contact: Jamillah Ali-Rahman, 702-381-4141, jamillah@friendsofparkinsons.org