Why we use the PWR! Rock on All Fours
Hi, I'm Cat from the PWR!Gym and today I would love to share with you why we train people to go on All Fours and PWR! Rock. So let me demonstrate, you'll notice I have a table and a plant here. Because as many people do, I love to garden. Let me show you how to use that PWR! Rock to be able to reach for items so that you're nice and close and safe when you're gardening. Our PWR! Rock, just to remind you, is on All Fours we get nice and wide, we push back from the hands, rock those hips back, we're going to use that to get momentum. So, then I can propel myself forward to get closer to the item that I need to reach. So, I'm going to rock and I'm actually going to scoot a little bit closer I'm gonna rock and then I can reach my item in a very secure way. So, let's say I have to take my plant. Now I have my plant and I can move it wherever I want to. So that is why we use our PWR! Rock.
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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.