Turning in the kitchen with the PWR!Step
Today we are going to show you how to use your PWR!Step and PWR!Rock to make steady turns.
First, start with a nice wide base of support. We then want to rock all of our weight to one side, then move your chest and other foot to step out and turn with your PWR!Step. We can practice the PWR!Step with our arms nice and wide, coming from an open position and then back together again.
Remember to practice this before you need it in the kitchen! You can then make this even more realistic by putting something in your hand and stepping to turn. Practice both!
If you have a tighter space in your kitchen, don’t worry. You can perfect your turns by practicing higher steps versus longer steps to move from one place to the next.
Learn more about turning, and practice, practice, practice by watching our Turning Tips.
You can also learn more about why we should practice multidirectional movement from Becky Farley.
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Catherine D. Printz, DPT
Parkinson Disease Exercise Specialist
Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
About the Author
Catherine (Cat) specializes in neurological physical therapy, has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at the University of California in San Diego and San Francisco, and served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF’s School of Medicine. Cat is board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and holds several certifications specifically tailored to the treatment of patients with Parkinson disease; she is a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist and Instructor, as well as certified in LSVT BIG. She joined the PWR!Gym in 2018 as a staff physical therapist and now serves as the Director of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies.
Cat offers physical therapy to clients in Arizona and wellness consultations to those outside of Arizona.
In her free time, Cat enjoys running, biking, acting as a diabetes advocate, and spending time with her young son, who loves dinosaurs almost as much as he loves the family’s three Bengals, Thor, Loki, and Squeakers.