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.
- 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.