CATherine Cowey, MA,LMT
Catherine brings a wealth of education and years of athletic experience to her role as a personal trainer. As an athlete she sustained several injuries, which led her to study the body and the mechanisms of injury and healing.
“As I began to study the body I became increasingly fascinated with everything I learned.
“In working with USF athletes as an athletic trainer I learned all the ins and outs of prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. I was able to transfer much of that knowledge to the general population. I found that many of the aches and pains that people got from everyday life could be alleviated with a similar approach.”
Catherine pulls from this past working experience, but has a thirst for knowledge that is never quenched. She has continued to evolve her practice and use the most up to date research and methods to better help her clients with injuries, pain, and increasing general fitness.
“Assessment is still key in working with clients but stability, global strength, and everyday movement are key to people’s longevity, resiliency and quality of life. If people can slowly and systematically load their bodies with strength and movement they will better succeed to get the most of their bodies.”
Catherine also has an avid interest in working with hypermobile individuals. Her consummate research has given her insight into the best ways to deal with many of the multi-faceted symptoms that come with having joint hypermobility syndrome.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:
USF B.A. Sports Med/Exercise Physiology
SFSU M.A. Kinesiology
FMS I & II
FR and FRC mobility specialist
PRI (Respiration, Myokinematics, Instability and Impingement) Ki-Hara
DCT Resistance stretching