The SMARTCore® Method™ was developed by Kaylee Cahoon, BCSI, ATSI, LMT, CPI.
Kaylee is a nationally recognized Movement Educator, internationally board certified Structural Integration Practitioner and Presenter, professional athlete Body Coach, former internationally touring professional modern dancer, former television and theater choreographer, and a teacher of teachers. Kaylee’s 40 years of training in various somatic movement methods such as the Pilates Method, Feldenkrais Method® (Currently a trainee), Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Laban Movement as well as her own movement explorations combined with anatomy, physics, and neuroscience, provide the infrastructure for her perceptive and integrative teachings and work.
Kaylee approaches movement, balance, and fitness through the nervous system instead of the muscular system because ‘muscles don’t move themselves.’ This approach differs from the standard fitness model and athletic training with a focus on ‘how’ movement occurs. Kaylee teaches her own developed courses in both manual and movement approaches such as Movement Specificity ™, Structural Functional Bodywork’™, and mentors practitioners interested in working with professional athletes.
Kaylee works with a wide variety of populations from very high-profile professional athletes, dancers and entertainers, to people with diagnosed medical issues such as MS, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neuromuscular conditions, and both acute and chronic pain patterns. The medical community often refers patients to Kaylee for injury prevention, developing core stability, neuromuscular patterning, and biomechanical problem solving.