Wellness Series and Holiday Wrap-Up 2022
In the month of December, we will not be hosting a virtual wellness series. We have gathered together a wrap-up for the end of the year and some fun holiday events you may be interested in. Have a happy holiday!
Our list of 2022 wellness series with recordings available:
Improve Balance, Enhance Movement & Normalize Walking with ACTIVATOR Poles Join us to discover why clients with Parkinson Disease describe the use of evidence-based Activator Poles as being life-changing. “ACTIVATOR Poles should be called Confidence Poles! I can say YES to being active” Learn how the ACTIVATOR PUSH Technique improves balance, posture, and increases core…Read More or Watch the Recording
Ask the Parkinson’s Expert about Balance An hour to ask every question you have about balance and how it relates to Parkinson’s. Jennifer is a Parkinson’s expert. Join us! The process of balance control is complex and dysfunction can interfere with our ability to remain upright and steady. For people with Parkinson disease, the motor…Read More or Watch the Recording
Clinical Trials and Parkinson Disease PWR! Wellness Series Speaker: Paul Larson, MD, FAANS Neurosurgeon, Professor Recorded on – May 18, 2022 Deep Brain Stimulation is currently the gold standard surgical treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Biological treatments such as gene therapy and cell transplantation for Parkinson’s disease have been explored in clinical trials over the last…Read More or Watch the Recording
Freezing of Gait and Parkinson Disease PWR! Wellness Series June 15th, 2022 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) Do you feel like sometimes your feet are glued to the floor? Do you find it challenging to walk through doorways or in small spaces? You may be experiencing freezing of gait. Sidney Collin, Co-Founder and CEO of…Read More or Watch the Recording
Ask the Expert – Dystonia and Parkinson July 20th, 2022 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) What is dystonia? Do I have it? How do I treat it? Will I get it? Is dystonia the same thing as dyskinesia or tremor? You may have a lot of questions about dystonia – a repetitive muscle twisting, spasm,…Read More or Watch the Recording
Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s Disease PWR! Wellness Series Speaker: Paul Larson, MD, FAANS September 21, 2022 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment where small wires are placed in the brain to reduce motor symptoms such as tremor, slowness, and stiffness. DBS is currently the gold standard surgical…Read More or Watch the Recording
Service Dogs for People with Parkinson’s Service dogs can be trained to help people with Parkinson’s disease with a variety of tasks such as getting dressed, opening doors, or alleviating freezing. Studies show that service dogs can also encourage regular exercise and reduce loneliness. Kari Cleland, who has been training dogs for over 40 years,…Read More or Watch the Recording
Ask the Expert – Freezing of Gait What is freezing of gait (FOG)? Do I have it? How do I treat it? What triggers FOG? You may have a lot of questions about freezing of gait (FOG) – an episodic inability to initiate steps that can occur with Parkinson’s disease. Join Jennifer Bazan-Wigle and Amy…Read More or Watch the Recording
Our goal is to make sure you’re always empowered and informed.
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.
We’re excited to have you join us!
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.