Finding out what's holding you back is how we move you forward
Welcome to Movement Performance Center
Have you been to therapy multiple times, still have pain and feel it just doesn’t work?
Have you been to training camps, personal trainers, etc and feel your still not reaching your full potential?
Do you hurt frequently at work and avoid activities you used to enjoy?
At the Movement Performance Center, we teach skills for sport and skills for life! We know if you haven’t accurately identified what’s holding you back, you can’t move forward. We are experts at evaluating movement. We exist to help people move, live and perform better.
We provide the best Occupational Therapy in Gainesville, VA, Northern Virginia, and the surrounding areas.
We closely look at how you are moving now and the requirements of the things you are trying to do. We teach you skills to bridge that gap and then exceed it, so you have everything you need to be successful. We take people from feeling fragile, hopeless, and good to strong, resilient and remarkably successful. We get you back to moving, living, and performing well. We have programs for all types of needs from the person wanting to walk across the supermarket without pain to the person training for the Olympics. We tailor each of our programs to address your unique concerns and goals.
At MPC, we teach you movement patterns that keep you moving well for a lifetime, not just a season. We accomplish this by treating the cause of your pain, not just the site of your pain. We do this without drugs, needles, or surgery. Our integrated approach to therapy and training ensures your mind and body are functioning as a team so you can live the life of your dreams.
What Our Patients Say
If I hadn't started seeing Carol I would be in pain everyday after work.Carol always listens so she knows what movements I need to address and it's not always the area I think it is. She has taught me how to really pay attention to my body so I know what exercises to do for strength and endurance. I highly recommend Movement Performance Center to anyone wanting to live life in the strongest, pain free way.
- Sarah A.
I came to Carol 2 years ago with back and shoulder problems, which affected how I walked. I am 67 years old and I thought my active life was over. I can walk upright. I can use my shoulder to play golf. My back, abs, and glutes are so much stronger. Carol treats the whole body and her knowledge is amazing. She listens to you and modifies what she needs to do to make the program work for you. She is encouraging and positive. Knowledge of the whole body is so important, since when 1 or 2 areas are injured, the whole body is affected.. i wish i had a before and after photo! i am so grateful to Carol for the care she has given me!
- Peggy P.
Before we went to see Carol Cantello, my husband had been told that the only way he would get any relief from his severe chronic back pain was further potentially very problematic surgery. He was told it was unlikely he would be able to continue with many activities he enjoyed.Carol did an amazing job , giving him exercises that immediately reduced his pain. She also helped him understand how to change habits & movement patterns that were contributing to his problems. Mark has had lasting benefits from his work with Carol.He is able to enjoy activities like skiing & bicycling. When he has pain he knows how to deal with it. Carol also helped me with a knee problem I was having in a couple of sessions. She is a delightful person to work with. I recommend her highly!
- Susan B.
We provide the best Occupational Therapy solutions
Do you love playing your sport, but are tired of chronic nagging injuries?
Have you been told that pain comes with the sport and your only choices are to quit or accept it?
Are you training hard, but want to learn how to excel further?
Would you like you body to be healthy and whole so you can make your dreams come true?
What if you could train to be your best without chronic pain?
Have you had it with being told your pain is just a part of aging? What if that wasn’t true?
Are you apprehensive about shooting that ball, swinging that club, or walking that course this weekend?
Have you given up fun activities because you know you will pay for it for days or weeks to come?
Would you like your life back?
Would you like to learn skills to help you move well now and for decades to come?
Do you have acute or chronic nagging pain in your neck, back or hands?
Do your shoulders feel like steel at the end of the day? Do you have headaches?
Do you have numbness or tingling in your hands?
Would you like to work and come home from work without this pain and discomfort?
Clinics / Continuing Education
Are you looking to further your knowledge about movement?
We help therapists, coaches, athletic trainers, teams and groups learn how to move, live and perform better.
Our mission is to help as many people as we can to live their best life. So the more we help you, the more you can use your new skills to help others.
If you would like to learn from us to improve your professional skills and/or improve the skills of those you work/train with be sure to reach out to us. We can discuss what type of clinic, seminar or individual training will benefit you the most.