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  • Project, Independence, and Empowerment Program

    The Project, Independence, and Empowerment (PIE) Program is for people who have gone through the rehabilitation continuum within the last 24 months at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (inpatient or outpatient neuro-rehabilitation), the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, or any other Barrow program. PIE participants may use some or all of the services at the following organizations:

    Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

    (602) 507-4209

    Visit the Arizona SCI Association Website

    • Accessible transportation
    • Access to community resources and information to assist with the transition from the hospital to the community
    • Connection to educational and social opportunities

    Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

    (602) 508-8024

    Visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Website

    • Resources that emphasize prevention, education, information, and community support
    • Monthly Brain Gym classes (Brain Gym is a series of 26 movements designed to promote a more efficient connection between the mind and body)
    • Monthly healthy living group

    Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center

    (602) 386-4566

    Visit the Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center Website

    • 12-month membership to the center
    • Quarterly health assessments
    • Up to three free personal training sessions
    • Peer mentoring

    To learn more or sign up, please contact Katie Ritter at the Ability 360 Sports and Fitness Center by Email ([email protected]) or telephone (602) 386-4566.


    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.