Mike’s Movement: Let’s Learn Together

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 Small Group of Soccer Players Running On The Field

I’m brand new to this blogging thing, so bear with me.

If you’re reading “Mike’s Training Tips,” you may have already figured out that I have a huge interest in how the body moves, how we train it for life, sports and overall health and wellness. As a physical therapist with Tidewater Physical Therapy, I’ve dedicated my life to this. Each day, I work with patients in the clinic, helping them return to active lives. People live those lives on sports fields, in their homes with families and each time they participate in their favorite hobby.

No matter what people are trying to do in life, they have to move to do it. So, to get me started as Blogger, and to help continue this online conversation we’ve started on movement, I have an idea.

I’m currently studying the work of several leaders in the field of “functional movement,” including Gray Cook, Mike Boyle, Dr. Greg Rose, and Todd Durkin. I’d like to bring you along on my studies.

What’s that mean? Each month, as I learn from these leaders in the field, I’ll share that knowledge with you. Together, we’ll use this Blog platform to educate the community. I say “we” because you can share this information with your friends, family, teammates and anyone else who trains.

Right now, I’m reading Gray Cook’s “Movement.”

Stay tuned for posts on the following days on the following topics (to get automatic notification of these, and other posts on living life stronger, subscribe to our RSS feed):

Understanding Movement – June 30

The Functional Movement Screen – July 31

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment – August 31

Corrective Exercise – September 30

Looking forward to the adventure with you.


Michael Satterley PT, DPT, CIMT, CSCS, is the Sports Physical Therapy Program Director at Tidewater’s Oyster Point clinic, located inside the Performance Center. He earned his Undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Michael utilizes his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in conjunction with Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Dartfish video analysis to provide high-end functional training. He also has an advanced manual therapy certification (CIMT), which helps him treat not only your current symptoms, but also the root of the problem. During his off time, Michael watches all sports; plays ice hockey and golf; and works out at the gym.

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