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FITMS NEUROBALANCE CENTER NFP

aka fitMS , NeuroBalance Center   |   Barrington, IL   |  www.neurobalancecenter.org

Mission

Mission: to provide education, healthcare, fitness, research, support and community under one roof to those living with neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions that threaten independence.

Ruling year info

2011

Director of Finance & Administration

Ray Lapinas

Main address

1529 S Grove Ave

Barrington, IL 60010 USA

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EIN

27-3849152

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Isolation is the enemy, whether it's the physical isolation that accompanies a loss of mobility, or the emotional isolation that invariably comes with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury or other neuromuscular conditions. The toll can be devastating. In a world that increasingly relies on technology for "virtual" social engagement, the NeuroBalance Center offers a place to go, someone to see, the opportunity to meet with others who share a common goal. Services at the center are provided by experts in functional medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy. therapeutic massage, adaptive fitness, nutrition and focus on neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions, concussion and other brain injuries, and all other causes that threaten physical independence. We also provide transportation to and from the center for those in need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health & Wellness Services

Adaptive Group Fitness Classes, 1:1 Health & Wellness Training, Pilates Reformer Training, Gait & Balance Training, Adaptive Golf Training, Educational Events, Clinical Therapeutic Massage, Transportation Assistance

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults
Children
Chronically ill people
People with physical disabilities

Functional Medicine, Functional Neurology, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Infusion Services.

NeuroBalance Center does not take insurance as a center. However, we do have some providers that accept BCBS PPO and Medicare. Out-of-network and cash pay options are also available. Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy require a prescription.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number or Rides given using our lift equipped van

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of client contacts

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of services provided

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of individuals served applying for financial assistance

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We provide accessible resources under one roof to help those living with conditions that threaten physical independence improve mobility, coordination, balance and overall physical health, provide a sense of community, education and support. The goal is to erase the isolation and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing that often comes with conditions of those we serve.

Providers collaborate to provide integrative services. We provide many services in a group setting so participants feel a sense of community and empowerment. Motivation is fostered when surrounded by providers and participants working together to live better.

One of our goals is to improve compliance with healthcare plans. One of the barriers to following through with physical therapy, exercise and iv infused medications is that patients don't have transportation to and from these services. These services are available at our ADA friendly center and we have a lift equipped van to bring people to and from the center.

We have a strong donor base and our brand new 10,000 square foot facility is and all the equipment we use is fully paid for thanks to our major donors and the very supportive Barrington communities.

I believe our ability to meet our goals of service comes from the fact that these populations' needs have been largely ignored. Word spreads because what is offered here has such a positive impact on quality of life that those who benefit are talking about it. They're telling their doctors, neighbors and friends.

In the 2021 the NeuroBalance Center launched 3 new programs. Therapeutic Horseback riding, Pre and Post concussion screening and treatment and our first transformational speaker event featured Lesley Stahl on September 23rd. (highlights on our website.

In 2022 we already launched 3 new programs: adaptive Golf, Occupational therapy, 2 new group fitness classes. We have expanded our Physical Therapy billable and non billable services and plan to add billable Occupational and Speech Therapy.

This organization started as a single adaptive fitness program for people with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003. Almost immediately Parkinson's patients joined our class... then ALS, stroke...

It was clear that specially designed fitness programs were helping but it was also clear that there were so many other needs out there and such a strongly motivated clientele.
They wanted to do everything they could to minimize the impact of these progressive disabling conditions so we started bringing expert speakers in on many topics.
We recorded the exercises on video and offered DVDs which are in homes across the country and beyond.
A chiropractor/functional medicine practitioner I had become friends with and I decided to apply for 501c3 status and hung out our shingle in 2010.
The last 11 years growth has been fueled by working to address the needs of every person who comes through the door looking to improve their mobility, mental and physical health and wellbeing.
In 2016 we had 5 providers and 3 staff crowded into 2000 sq feet providing close to 5000 services per year.. It was time for a bigger space! Our search for a new ADA friendly home was unsuccessful so we launched a capital campaign and built an ADA heaven where we have grown our providers, programs and staff by double in the last year.
What's next... build our donor base bigger, keep spreading the word that we are here to help... reach as many people with mobility and balance challenges as we can.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FITMS NEUROBALANCE CENTER NFP

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vinnie Foglia

Patrick Dowd

Karen Kabarec

Vince Foglia

Jennifer Smith

Vinnie Foglia

Tierney Saccavino-Payne

Dave Wilhelmi

Vilija Dedinas

Melissa Pontikes

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability