Premiere Strengtherapy® Franchise Announces Partnership with Renowned Physical Therapist

ActiveRx & Rick Gawenda, PT Join Forces to Provide Best-in-Class Support Structure

August 20, 2015 // // WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - In an effort to provide additional professional support to the company’s franchisees, ActiveRx, an emerging franchise brand with a national network of Strengtherapy® Centers, has announced that it will be partnering with Rick Gawenda, PT, a major influencer in the physical therapy world.

Rick Gawenda is a licensed physical therapist with 24 years of experience and currently serves as the founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Gawenda is the Past President of the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the past President of the Michigan Association of Medical Program Rehabilitation Administrators. Gawenda consults nationwide on ICD-10 Training and Education, CPT Coding & Billing, Documentation, PQRS, Functional Limitation Reporting and other therapy related issues.

“ActiveRx provides adults 60 and older with life changing options that have never before existed in the physical therapy or wellness worlds,” said Gawenda. “The unique opportunity for rehab patients to regenerate core strength during physical therapy, and then to continue strengthening long after therapy has ended is a real differentiator in the therapy world.”

Gawenda’s role with the brand will be to provide paid consulting to both corporate and individual franchisees.

“We are excited for this partnership with such a respected leader of the physical therapy field,” said Paul Reilly, CEO of ActiveRx. “Rick Gawenda has a deep understanding of the type of services that we provide, and we look forward to gaining another level of expertise from him in order to continue aiding our seniors in their ability to live an active and independent lifestyle.”

ActiveRx is a Massachusetts-based franchise brand with a national network of Strengtherapy® Centers. Through its unique, scientifically proven Strengtherapy® System that regenerates years of functional strength, the company helps older Americans age successfully, restore vitality and provide the ability to live life to its fullest. Based on a belief that strength is the foundation of wellness, the company delivers a preventative solution to muscle loss across its 11 open locations operating in eight states.

Further proving that older adults are in search of powerful, life-altering improvements in function, balance and fall prevention as well as new methods in disease prevention and vast improvements in quality of life, ActiveRx has executed agreements that will add 20 new centers to its nationwide network. Company executives anticipate closing an additional 10-15 franchise agreements before the end of 2015 and as many as 20-25 more in 2016.

To help grow its U.S. presence, ActiveRx is seeking experienced multi-unit franchise operators and senior care franchise owners who are looking to broaden their portfolios. In addition, ActiveRx is recruiting driven, entrepreneurial physical therapists who want to specialize in strength regeneration with aging adults. In fact, the brand has introduced a special franchise ownership program aimed at attracting physical therapists who desire to build their own business.

About ActiveRx

Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, ActiveRx is the premiere destination for people 60 and older looking to enhance their quality of life by increasing not only the power of their bodies but also their confidence, camaraderie and independence. Through its proprietary Strengtherapy system, a scientifically proven method that regenerates years of functional strength with a minimal time investment, ActiveRx restores vitality and the ability to live life to the fullest. Founded in 2008, ActiveRx has 11 locations in eight states. The company is currently ranked at No. 35 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 Top New Franchises. For more information about Strengtherapy and the services available at ActiveRx’s strength and wellness centers across the country, visit



Alissa Stevens
Fishman PR
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