My name is Carol Cantello and I have been practicing Occupational Therapy and
Applied Psycho-physiology for 28 years now. I absolutely love what I do!
When I'm not helping others learn to move more efficiently, I'm out there trying to keep myself moving equally well. Currently I enjoy biking, hiking, dancing and reading.
I played varsity basketball, softball and tennis in high school, and basketball and softball in college..
I have very fond memories of all these sports. What stands out though is my times pitching in college and having games where I was in the "flow" and knew I could strike out a batter, even if I was behind in the count. l love to impart to others all the factors that help you get to that point, so they might experience it too and experience it often.
I also know what it's like to come back from tearing my ACL, MCL and meniscus as well as dealing with recurrent ankle sprains...Ahhh if I knew then what I know now!!
Arnold Palmer says,
"The road to success is always under construction." Indeed it it is!
The driving force behind my practice today is my own sporting experience coupled with what I have experienced in sporting culture as my children competed in sports and my work as an Occupational Therapist for therapist 28 years..
Far too often I saw athletes leaving sports
at the height of their actual skills,
not because their passion had diminished;
but because they could no longer
deal with the cascade of chronic nagging injuries,
they couldn't seem to escape.
Six to seven years of hard work and sacrifice
and right when the rewards were to
be reaped, they were done.
All too often they were told if "they wanted it bad enough" they would just need to keep working through the pain. I am passionate about helping change this aspect of sporting culture and how athletes train; so that athletes can thrive and so others can live fulfilling lives rich with movement.
Based on my observations alone of their movement, I knew there was a better solution and so I set out to become part of that solution.
So I developed my program called MSTS10 and went to work providing Optimal Performance Training. At MPC using my MSTS 10 program, I educate clients on things you can work through and things that are wreaking havoc with your ability to perform in the future. Let alone perform well or exceptionally well !
Check out some of the testimonials here on this site and you will see how my program provides hope to athletes who had lost it and then trains them to get them where they want and need to be..Moving efficiently and performing well !!!
My results were excellent, and soon I was receiving feedback from community members that they wanted help with their movement and pain; but as they were not elite athletes they felt perhaps it wasn't the place for them. My passion for music and dancing also led to conversations with musicians and performing artists who were experiencing similar pain. And soon they were all being treated as well. We are now operating as
The Movement Performance Center so we can serve the needs of all people who want to Move Better, Live Better and Perform Better.
Check out each of our programs and see which one suits you best.
In addition to my Occupational Therapy skills, I am Internationally Certified as a Senior Fellow in Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Simply stated this means understanding the complexities of how the human body, and mind are interconnected and how to use this awareness to train our bodies and brains better, so we can live and perform better.
MPC 's philosophy is driven from a therapeutic base incorporating traditional therapy practices, coupled with state of the art applications of biofeedback and
psycho-physiology incorporating the training practices utilized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA ) and the Association for Applied Psycho-physiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). I am also influenced by the great works of several doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, soft-tissue specialists and athletic trainers.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn to
move, live and perform better!