5.24. Gathering Strength: Louisville, KY
The mission of Gathering Strength, Inc. is to: Empower people with physically disabling conditions to maintain and improve their health and wellness by ensuring access to therapeutic physical activity.
Gathering Strength’s goals are to help people:
- Improve quality of life.
- Maximize function regardless of disabling condition.
- Improve cardiometabolic factors, such as risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
- Improve endurance and strength.
- Increase knowledge about how to improve fitness and wellness.
- Increase a sense of belonging and wellbeing.
Gathering Strength works to assure that people with disabling conditions have:
- physically accessible locations for therapeutic exercise.
- accessible equipment for fitness and wellness activities.
- Improved access, regardless of income, to therapeutic physical activity.
- Access to specialized therapeutic exercise interventions such as neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
- Access to activity-based techniques that engage the whole body, regardless of impairment.
- Access to specially trained professionals to assist with therapeutic exercise.
- Information about improving health and wellness, including resources about nutrition, stress reduction, and fitness.