Pulling up the blankets using the PWR!Moves

Follow Calli as she shows you how to use movement to help you pull those tangled blankets up in bed.

Calli demonstrates how to use the PWR!Twist in supine to help pull the covers up when in bed. Normally we do our PWR!Twist with our arms out in a T position, but today we are going to twist low so we can reach for the covers.

Make a big, exaggerated reach across the body for your foot to help build up some momentum. Let’s try that a couple more times together.

If you need to, keep your knees slightly bent especially if you have some tightness in your hamstrings. Now we can use this movement to help us reach for that blanket.

As we reach across our body, let’s grab that blanket and come down on to a propped elbow. Switch arms as you reach towards the other foot to pull those blankets up. Let’s try that a couple more times.

Great work!


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We offer handouts, downloads, research updates, Wellness Series talks, retreats with knowledgeable speakers, in-person and virtual wellness consultations, and in-person physical therapy visits. We are here for our PWR! Members every step of the way.

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Calli Hutchison, DPT Parkinson Disease Exercise Specialist

Calli first discovered her passion for working with people with Parkinson disease in 2014, as an undergrad working on a PD research study.  A few years later, she first joined the PWR! family as a physical therapy student on a clinical rotation. Calli found working at the PWR!Gym so deeply rewarding that, after graduation, she accepted a position as one of our full-time physical therapists, and she, her husband, and their three cats, Nugget, Peanut, and Khaleesi, moved to Tucson. In addition to treating clients, Calli organizes our Wellness Series and social events.

Calli offers physical therapy to clients in Arizona and wellness consultations to those outside of Arizona.

Outside the gym, Calli loves to travel—she’s been to four continents and she and her husband, Taylor, visit craft breweries everywhere they travel to.


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