Dr. Arianne Missimer
Dr. Arianne Missimer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian, and Human Movement Specialist, has spent the past 20 years in the fitness and nutrition industry. Dr. Missimer is the owner and founder of The Movement Paradigm” (www. themovementparadigm.com) where she shares her passion for an integrative approach with professionals and the community. The Movement Paradigm is an integrative approach to your health blending Eastern and Western Medicine, rooted in neuroscience, functional medicine, and movement science.
Dr. Missimer was awarded the “2010 Outstanding Alumni Award” from the University of Delaware,the “2011 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” by the American Dietetic Association,” the “2015 Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year” by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the “2017 Physical Therapy Alumni Award” by Neumann University. Additionally, she is Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and is extensively trained in movement from the ground up, including foot and ankle biomechanics, footwear, and injury prevention and rehabilitation for common running injuries. She is also a course instructor for Fit-EDU, Home CEU Connection, as well as a TEDx speaker.
She presents nationally and internationally in the area of movement science and serves on multiple advisory boards. Her personal goal is to restore optimal health in individuals of all ages and abilities and to bridge the gap between physical therapy and performance.
I’ve been into fitness my whole life and obsessed with human movement. From basketball, strength training, fitness competitions, pageants, kettlebell training, indian clubs, ballroom dancing, animal flow, calisthenics, obstacle training, gymnastics and many more to competing on American Ninja Warrior Season 8, I continue to learn and experience new movement forms. As a student of human movement, I am also a teacher.
My goal is to help people move intelligently, with the highest movement quality, for a lifetime. I couldn’t be more passionate about this because I want people to move through life feeling great, pain-free. Yes, pain-free!
As many others have experienced, when I started my career in fitness 20 years ago, I had pain – knee, hip, back, and SI (sacroiliac) pain. I went to doctors, podiatrists, physical therapists to find out that I had two hip labral tears and “flat feet.” I had months of trying new orthotics, motion control shoes, knee braces, SI belts – repeat, repeat, repeat. Then, I found kettlebells and you can not train kettlebells with shoes. It’s a rule.
What I learned is that by using the sensory stimulation of my bare feet, I was able to create better stability and therefore, guess what? Force production. Power. I was able to transfer energy more efficiently. And guess what was even better? I had no pain!
So, I dove in head first and learned from one of the best people in the world, Dr. Emily Splichal, on movement from the ground up, gait, walking and running mechanics, barefoot science, programming and application. I have been studying this in depth for the past five years and incorporate this into all training and rehab programs.
My goal is to bridge the gap between performance and rehab and I have a functional approach to all patients and clients, meaning I always seek to find the root of the problem. Let’s connect!