We All Experience MOVEMENT!

The Movement Paradigm

Did you ever stop to think about something that we ALL experience? MOVEMENT. Born with tons of mobility, we were able to put our feet in our mouth and fit into the palms of our parents hands. Then, we had the amazing ability to develop control of our bodies and begin to balance ourselves through feel. Unless abnormal development occurred, we breathed normally, stabilized normally, and had ideal posture. However, some children skipped important milestones and developing adequate reflexive stability. After the first few years of life, we may have lost our optimal breathing pattern and developed poor habits like decreased play, increased screen time, and irregular eating habits. Some of us may have started sports at an early age and did not have the opportunity to integrate all of our fundamental motor skills like crawling, walking, running, galloping, hopping, skipping, and dodging.

Many people build fitness on top of movement dysfunction or a faulty foundation. So, is just a matter of time before injuries occur or there is a lack of results.

The complexity of human movement is something we take for granted. Movement is more than aesthetics. We move in patterns, not isolation. Therefore, we need to learn to move first, then specialize. Let’s take this journey together to change the way you think about movement, your exercise, and your life. We know more now than we ever did. My goal is to share my passion of movement and educate, empower, and inspire all of you with the power of movement to achieve greater results.

Dr. Arianne Missimer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian, and Human Movement Specialist


Dr. Arianne Missimer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian, and Human Movement Specialist, has spent the past 18 years in the fitness and nutrition industry.  In 2002, Arianne received her BS in Dietetics combined with a fitness concentration at the University of Delaware. She owned and operated CORE Fitness, a personal training studio, for over 13 years. Her passion for performance training and movement led her to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Neumann University.

Dr. Missimer started working at Kinetic Physical Therapy, the 2015 APTA Private Practice of the Year, in 2010. In addition to her role as physical therapist, Dr. Missimer served as the Kinetic Physical Therapy Clinic Director and member of the executive team.

She 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.

Dr. Missimer specializes in a movement-based approach.  Her goal is not to just get her patients pain-free, but to change the way they move in life and sport, change the way they think about exercise, and provide them with the tools necessary for successful rehab to performance continuum.

Additionally, she has a passion for continuing education. She is Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and teaches fitness and rehabilitation professionals all over the country. She is a course instructor for Fit-EDU and Home CEU Connection.

She holds numerous certifications including:

  • Strong First Level 2 instructor (SFG2)
  • Certified Indian Club Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
  • Certified Titleist Performance Institute (T.P.I.) Golf Medical Professional Level 3
  • K-Vest Level 3
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA) Advanced
  • Y Balance Test
  • Functional Movement Taping Level 2 (Rocktape)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Level 2
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) A
  • Barefoot Training Specialist Level 2


In addition to her advanced training, 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. To instill behavioral change, the Movement Paradigm includes powerful dietary interventions, movement, sleep, and mindset reframing techniques to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and live with vitality.

She is a TEDx speaker, 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.

Dr. Arianne Missimer has raised over $100,000 for cancer research in honor of her brother through her own event, DanceSTRONG among other fundraisers to support the cause. Outside of work, she enjoys ballroom dancing, fishing, exercising, continuing education, traveling, and training/competing on America Ninja Warrior. As a stage 3 cancer survivor herself, she is extremely passionate about fighting for a cure for cancer and getting people moving and eating well.

Join The Movement!

The Movement Paradigm is an innovative, comprehensive approach to cultivate an enhanced understanding and embracement of the complexity of human movement. Experience and appreciate the art of mindful movement and self-discovery to create efficient, fluid, pain-free movement in performance and functional rehabilitation.

Breathe better, improve your posture, explore your feet, climb, hang, crawl, or develop new skill like dance, kettlebells, martial arts, parkour, or golf.