F&F 10: What you should know about pain science with Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

In this episode, Nikki chats with Dr. C. Shanté Cofield (aka The Movement Maestro) about how to apply the new model of pain science to teaching movement in a practical way.

They discuss:

  • What research is now suggesting about how and why we experience pain and how this relates to chronic pain/pain during movement
  • Strategies for addressing pain when working with clients and patients and how to use graded exposure in a session
  • What it means when people say “pain is in your brain” and why it’s biology and not just psychology
  • Why education is a key component of removing fear and helping people move past their injuries
  • When biomechanics does matter and why strength training can be corrective and reduce the risk of injury
  • How to apply different breathing techniques to movement or exercise sessions
  • Hypermobility and how it relates to the experience of pain and injury

About Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté graduated from Georgetown University and then continued her educational pursuits at New York University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Shanté is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) who practices in Los Angeles, California with specialties ranging from CrossFit injuries to pelvic floor dysfunction. As a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) provider, Shanté utilizes a movement-based treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), corrective exercises, and techniques such as kinesiology taping and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). Additionally, Shanté is a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms) and holds a CrossFit Level I trainer certificate.

Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related. Connect with Shanté at her website or on instagram.

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