Hey, I'm Cat from PWR! and today we're going to talk about why we PWR! Up in sitting. So let me demonstrate. Sometimes with Parkinson's, there's a tendency to slouch. And let's face it in real life, there's a tendency to slouch right? It's easier for us, more of our bottom is sitting on the seat when that happens. So, one of the best ways why we PWR! Up is so that we can get more of our weight shifted forward in prep to go to standing. So let me demonstrate. When I PWR! Up, I bring my weight all the way up, I bring my posture up, and I'm prepared to stand. When I don't PWR! Up, too much of my weight is behind me and then I can't stand as easily. And that is why we PWR! Up.
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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.