074: Treating Movement NOT Muscles w/ Shanté Cofield
Let’s face it, there is A LOT of information to navigate through when it comes to strategies and methods for improving health, maximizing performance, preventing injuries etc. Clearly, not all information coming at you is quality material and not all professionals in the health and wellness industries understand the complexities of the human body to the same extent.
There are professionals you will meet along your health journey who just “get it” and you know you must learn more from them. Shanté Cofield (aka The Movement Maestro) is one of those people for me.
In this interview, Shanté and I cover a ton of ground, including: using movement as a healing modality, the elements of a smart movement practice, tips for injury prevention, the difference between mobility & flexibility, cold water therapy, the power of breath and so much more.
Definitely, one of my all time favorite interviews to date. Not to be missed!
More about today’s guest:
Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1
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. Shanté is a proud instructor for RockTape and considers herself fortunate beyond measure to be able to travel the country as an educator, promoting the benefits of movement and teaching others just how incredible the human body really is.