First-of-its-kind exercise medicine clinic expands hours due to overwhelming need from patients living with cancer, other chronic conditions

(Naples, Florida – September 9, 2023) Inspire Exercise Medicine now offers its group exercise therapy classes on Saturdays, providing its patients with greater convenience and choice to receive this companion medical treatment to prevent and manage chronic conditions, including cancer. 

On a mission to redefine healthcare through exercise medicine, IEM is not a gym or physical therapy. It is a medical practice with medical staff who write and fill customized exercise prescriptions. Every week, its performance coaches dispense exercise medicine, carefully assessing, adjusting, and guiding the dose for hundreds of patients, progressively loading the body to activate the internal pharmacy contained within the muscles and prompting healing physiological processes. 

Founded by cancer doctors, IEM opened its doors in 2021 to support the care plans of patients living with cancer and now also provides care for patients living with chronic conditions. “We are proud to have developed this treatment approach as the basis of a new healthcare service model,” says Founder Bruce Nakfoor, MD. “Our treatments are integrated into the care of our patients, which is why we request a referral from their specialty or primary care provider. We really do want to be their partners for life as the exercise prescription is for life.”

Exercise is effective for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders, diabetes and other metabolic concerns, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, general mental health, and osteoporosis, along with cancer. 

Nutrition consultation from a staff-registered dietitian is also an integral component of the prescription because of the role food also plays in the prevention and management of chronic conditions and cancer. Additionally, patients report positive psychosocial benefits from participating in the exercise medicine treatments.

The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 am – 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm; and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to give tours and answer questions. 

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