PWR! Step on your belly

Is it difficult for you to grab items while playing on the floor? Amy will show you how! Using the PWR! Step on your belly, she is able to move toys around with ease, and you can too!

Hi, my name is Amy, and I'm a physical therapist here at the PWR!Gym. Today I want to talk to you about why we do the PWR! Step on our bellies. So here's the PWR! Step. I step my arm all the way off. And I'm going to step my arm back on this mat here. I'm going to step my arm over on this side, step back in. So now my elbows are underneath my shoulders. So a reason why I might do this is say, if I'm maybe playing with children on the ground, and the toy that they're playing with, is over here and I need to reach over and grab it. I can use my PWR! Step to do so. So I'm going to show you that. So I'm going to PWR! Step I'm going to grab this toy, bring it back so that we can play here on the ground. So give that a try. Maybe the next time you're playing with your grandchildren or any other kids

Amy Holthaus, PT, DPT Parkinson Disease Exercise Specialist

About the Author

Amy is joining the PWR! team all the way from the small town of Fort Loramie, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science in 2018 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health from The Ohio State University in 2021. Amy completed her final clinical experience at the PWR!Gym and found the experience so fulfilling that she accepted a full-time position as a physical therapist upon graduation. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, biking, running, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her niece and nephew!


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