Restoring the Injured Athlete

Client Success Story: A client's rare condition challenges Michael Piercy to expand his knowledge and skill set.

client: Dana | personal trainer: Michael Piercy, owner, The Lab | location: West Caldwell, New Jersey

Injury. When Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab (Performance & Sports Science), first met Dana in the summer of 2008, she presented with a rare condition described by doctors as “functional movement disorder.” According to The Lancet Neurology (2012; 11 [3], 250–60), functional movement disorders are included in a wide spectrum of neurological disorders and are difficult to both diagnose and treat.

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