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About Catherine Cowey

Catherine brings to her role as a personal trainer a wealth of education and years of athletic experience with training in track and cross country running, gymnastics and rowing, boxing and yoga. She received a B.A. in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. She also holds certifications in ACE, FMS I and II, PRI(Myokinematics, Respiration), Neuromuscular therapy, FRCms, and FR. As an athlete she sustained several injuries, which led her on the path to study and understand the body and the mechanisms of healing. "I was fascinated with everything I learned. Throughout college, I worked with USF athletes as an athletic trainer in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Soon I was able to transfer all of this knowledge into helping everyday people with their aches and pains." Her thirst for knowledge is never quenched and she continues to evolve her practice to stay up to date on the latest research and methods to help her clients with present injuries, pain, and best ways to acquire strength to maintain a healthy body. "I believe assessment is still key in starting with clients but stability, global strength and everyday movement are key to people's longevity, and quality of life. If people can slowly and systematically expose their bodies to different loads to gain strength and mobility they will better succeed to get the most out of their bodies." Learn more about Catherine Cowey.

Yoga Effects on Lung Function

What’s This Research About? Can yoga improve lung function? The researchers reviewed a group of studies that investigated whether yoga training improves pulmonary functioning in healthy individuals by measuring respiratory muscular strength, ventilatory capacity, forced expiratory volume (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), vital capacity (VC), and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). See definitions below [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:41:29+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Breathing, Yoga Methods|0 Comments

Therapeutic Yoga for Older Adults

What’s This Research About? This study investigated whether participating in a 12 week, 2 times a week Kripalu yoga class would increase older adults’ postural control, mobility, and gait speed assessed by the mini-BESTest described above, and a separate gait speed measurement. TITLE: The effects of a therapeutic yoga program on postural control, [...]

By | 2017-08-08T11:05:02+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Conditions, Yoga Methods|0 Comments

Imaging and Back Pain

What’s This Research About? There is a growing trend of medical professionals recognizing that there is a large portion of the population that have anatomically degenerative conditions in their body, but are asymptomatic. So is the presence of degeneration a good warrant for surgical intervention? Should we consider the degeneration “bad”, or [...]

By | 2017-08-08T11:03:34+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Conditions|0 Comments

Muscle Activation and Low Back Pain

What’s This Research About? This study attempted to investigate whether there was an altered muscular recruitment in trunk extension from a flexed trunk position after a 2-hour standing bout. They hypothesized that they would see people using more spine recruitment instead of gluteus maximus in the PD’s. A secondary area of investigation [...]

By | 2017-06-07T19:43:58+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Conditions, Musculoskeletal|0 Comments

Mirror Neurons and Movement Patterns

What’s This Research About? This broken escalator aftereffect has been proven in previous experiments. In this study, they wanted to see if simply observing someone reacting to a moving surface (sled) (not having previous experience with the sled) would still result in compensatory movement to an anticipated unstable surface in the observer. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T19:58:48+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Motor Learning|0 Comments