In this episode we’re joined by Michele Desser. She is a certified athletic trainer for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as an instructor for Selective Functional Movement Assessment. She has taught hundreds of SFMA courses since 2010. Additionally, she is the director of education at Function Women’s Systems. Her passion to gain more knowledge has led Michele to develop her practices using diverse methods for treating patients.
“It’s okay to assume. It’s not okay to start treating upon those assumptions.” -Michele Desser
Topics Covered Include:
- The challenge COVID-19 had on in-person education and the result of virtual learning.
- Learning new dynamics to assess through movement literacy, virtually.
- Transferring from virtual learning back to live education after COVID-19 protocols changed.
- Importance of removing professional bias based on a patient’s diagnosis.
- How SFMA treats patients differently by treating the body as a whole.
- The way SFMA has changed clinical practices and treatment.
- The impact holistic health has on physical health.
- Michele’s personal struggle with her fifth concussion, both physically and mentally.
- References to trusted medical professionals based on her own experience.
- The connection between physical movement, mental health, and digestive health.
- How Michele’s injury impacted the way she treats her patients, such as previous trauma.
- The importance of communicating to patients as to why and how they will be treated.
- Why neural emotional therapy should be included in treating certain patients.
- Resources on courses offered with the option to receive certification.
- The difference between the levels of SFMA courses.
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