Meet Micaela

Founder of She Moves

Every girl should be able to ask questions, seek answers and get what they need to reach their goals. 

Sports and fitness set girls up for health for the rest of their lives. Whether they want to become olympic athletes, play for fun or become CEOs or community leaders. Having a solid foundation of movement and teaching girls HOW to move their bodies in dynamic and powerful ways helps girls excel and feel confident. This literally sets them up for success for the rest of their lives. 

There has been a lack of access to this information which is why I created She Moves. I am so sick of seeing women and girls leave sports or become injured because they don’t have access to the solid foundation of movement patterns that they need. Or they are trying to adopt training programs that are built for male athletes and not seeing the results they desire, which is causing a lot of internal frustration, lack of confidence and self-doubt.

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It does not have to be this way.

My goal is to get this information out into the world so that girls and women can feel empowered to make the best decisions for themselves.

Athletes, Advocates, Leaders

I believe that the impact of She Moves will extend far beyond the sports and fitness world, because women who understand their bodies are more confident and able to advocate for themselves. And they have a foundation of health that allows them to show up and contribute in powerful ways to society.

 

Whether that’s in the boardroom, as an entrepreneur, or in their chosen profession, healthy women have the potential to change the world for good and become the leaders we need.

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Vision

With She Moves, Instil Phisyio’s mission is to empower girls to stay in sport and active for life by providing them with knowledge about their bodies, opportunities for physical activity and sports development and a supportive and welcoming environment where they can work on and achieve their fitness and sports goals at any level.

My Journey

Registered Physiotherapist, Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner, CEO and Founder of Instil Physio and the Creator of She Moves

I grew up playing a variety of sports, some competitively and some just for fun. Throughout my life, I’ve done horseback riding, volleyball, figure skating, rowing, baseball, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, cross country running, rugby, basketball, badminton, dance, soccer and golf. Sports were a huge part of my life, where I could connect with my friends and where I learned grit, resilience and determination that helped me through challenging times in my life. Being a part of a team and the community aspect of sports is also very important to me. 

I’ve been studying Human Kinetics and Sports Performance for the past 20 years and worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings including with NHL players, OHL hockey teams, stroke clinics, cardiac outpatient rehabilitation clinics, patients with muscular dystrophy and special needs, amputee traumatic rehab and geriatric patients. I’ve helped youth, adults, moms and seniors with physiotherapy, health and rehabilitation so they can move their bodies in ways that prevent injury and promote confidence and health. 

I also studied with Julie Wiebe, a talented Physical Therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Michigan-Flint Physical Therapy program. Julie’s work has deeply inspired the work of She Moves and Julie and I share the same vision of helping female athletes have access to the information they need to stay active and in sports for life. 

 

Additionally, I’m a lifelong learner who is dedicated to expanding my practice and knowledge. In 2016, I became a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider and was trained at McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and I am now an instructor, teaching others in the program.  I’m also a Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist NSCA. My goal is to study She Moves and partner with educational institutions to contribute to the field of Female Sports Medicine. 

 

In 2016 I opened my own practice Instil Physio, focused on female athletes and for the past 5 years, I’ve helped elite athletes alleviate symptoms, develop strong functional movement patterns so they can choose any sport or fitness activity they want and feel confident and healthy. 

Throughout my career, it became apparent that there is a disparity of information and knowledge that serves female athletes.

 

I started offering free information sessions in the community, bringing the most recent information to female athletes, sports organizations and teams and I realized that there needs to be a way for girls, women and coaches to access this information beyond community lectures, so they can embed these powerful practices in their everyday training and throughout their sports season. 

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So I created She Moves, the first-ever self-directed foundational movement program designed for female athletes.

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Whether you are an individual athlete, team member or coach, She Moves is strategically designed to integrate into your existing programs, reduce injuries and amplify your sports performance. All with the goal of empowering women with a solid foundation of movement that will set them up for success for life. 

 

It’s easy to use, effective and completely self-directed, so athletes can customize their program based on their current abilities and future goals. Offering 20, 5-8 minute modules, I’ve designed She Moves to be easy to digest, powerful and effective. 

 

And I’ve also created comprehensive coaching notes to help coaches develop their techniques based on  functional movement patterns, physical literacy and neuromuscular warmups. Both athletes and coaches are completely supported as they grow and expand their knowledge of the latest cutting edge research available in Female Sports Medicine. 

 

I invite you to enroll now or book a call to learn more about She Moves and explore how She Moves can support your team, coaching practice or sports organization. 

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