Welcome to Healthcore - a comprehensive in-person and online women's health and wellbeing practice offering expert physical therapy, lifestyle medicine, health coaching, and fitness. Not only do you get the personalized one-on-one care you deserve, but you also get access to the latest technology through our digital health platform and app.
Healthcore's digital platform and app provide you support and an extension of our specialized services with integrated virtual care, coaching & education. You can also sync your wearable health & fitness trackers for increased motivation, engagement, and accountability!
Healthcore Coach certification and continuing education programs are for healthcare and wellness professionals to learn how to empower patients to self-discover evidence-based behavior change strategies to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Hi there! Listed below are details about my professional background and the Healthcore story but I want to give you more of my personal story. I built Healthcore over 15 years ago because I wanted a safe, comforting space where women are listened to, supported, and feel empowered. I am revitalizing Healthcore due to recent events such as COVID and the attack on reproductive rights, which have significantly impacted women's health. I care deeply about helping women feel their best during all stages of life. Not only do I have years of experience in treating thousands of women’s health patients, being an educator writing textbooks & research papers, giving presentations, and developing programs on women’s health, but I am also happily married and a proud mother of wonderful college and adult-age children. I have experienced birth trauma to now going through perimenopause. I understand what you are going through and the toll your health and wellbeing can take on your life and can help. I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I wish I came here sooner!” but I am thrilled you are here now!
Dr. Wendy Farnen Price is a physical therapist, national board-certified Health Coach, Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, and Lifestyle Medicine Professional and Diplomat. Dr. Price recognizes the critical importance a healthy lifestyle plays in improving or preventing cancer, chronic diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and pain. Dr. Price has published and presented on lifestyle medicine, oncology, and women’s health. She has training in Lifestyle Medicine through Harvard Medical School and completed her board certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM).
Dr. Price is Chair of the Physical and Occupational Therapy Lifestyle Medicine Group for ACLM. She served on the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board of Directors and continues to serve as an active member of the APTA’s Women’s Health, Oncology, and Private Practice Sections as well as on the Health Promotion and Wellness Council. She is on the Physical Activity Alliance working group to help increase physical activity among the US population. She is also a Polestar Pilates certified rehabilitation practitioner and a certified Pilates Method Alliance Instructor. Dr. Price received a BS, MS, and DPT from Northeastern University where she was also an adjunct faculty member.
“Wendy is a highly skilled and extremely caring physical therapist. She is committed to providing the highest level of care possible and can help people achieve rehabilitation goals that go beyond their expectations. Wendy is excellent at treating all musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in oncology rehabilitation. She is one of an elite group of experts in oncology rehab.”
Julie Silver, MD Associate Professor and Associate Chair Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
Healthcore started over 15 years ago when I was working in a typical outpatient orthopedic practice, which I called "Patient Purgatory." In these practices, you treated patients for a certain number of allowed visits and discharged them to a home program, but they would often return to physical therapy with similar or worsening problems. It was like a revolving door.
The catalyst for Healthcore’s creation was witnessing the devastating impact cancer had on the quality of life of several close family members and friends. A local cancer hospital did not exist and there were very few cancer survivorship services. I decided to open my own practice and listened carefully to the needs of my patients. I offered physical therapy, exercise, mind-body stress reduction classes, and nutrition programs––essentially lifestyle medicine––and had incredible success with my patients. Through my pioneering work in improving cancer survivorship and women’s health programs, I was a consultant for the first comprehensive oncology rehab program for cancer centers and hospitals. Several years later, I sold my initial company to a national women’s health start-up company. Additionally, I helped start the women’s health physical therapy program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
After working on a multi-site mobile health cardiac rehab research project, I realized it was not the digital health platform nor the intervention that was the primary benefit for patients, but the personal interaction and weekly health coaching.
Healthcore 2.0 is born!
Healthcore is proudly offering a revolutionary lifestyle medicine, physical therapy, and health coaching program to advance women's health and wellbeing.