My posture is better at age 60+ than it was when I was 40. At a time when some of my contemporaries are starting to shrink, I feel like I am growing taller. Thanks, Kat. You know I wouldn’t drive downtown for anyone but you!
I am a physician and around 7-8 yrs ago I herniated a disc in my lower back skiing. I tried everything including physio, massage, personal trainers and prolotherapy, all with some degree of success. But I was still left with a lot of pain and tightness in my muscles and my experts felt it was myofascial pain. I saw Kathleen to do Therapeutic Ball and she taught me how to roll on various balls to release muscle tension and pain mainly in my lower back, buttocks and legs.
Recently I saw her again to do upper body and feet. She has an incredible knowledge base and is passionate about what she does. For those of us with busy lives she provides a way to treat ourselves at home, releasing the days tension and pain on our own time. Therapeutic ball has given me a sense of control over my own pain and hope in knowing that I can control it myself.
Dr. Melissa Kotkas
B.SC, M.D. C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P.
Kathleen has helped me to regain my strength, range of motion and even my hope, following several rounds with cancer, several complications from treatments and multiple post-survival challenges. Her incredible knowledge of how the muscles in the body work together, extensive experience with pilates methods, customised approach and her positive passionate energy have allowed me to continue fully living the life I have fought so hard to keep. She continues to teach me, coach me and inspire me.
As a Massage Therapist and President of the RMTA (Remedial Massage Therapists Association of Alberta), I am acutely aware of how my body needs to be in balance in order for me to continue to work. I heard about The Keller Method through a colleague who had taken Kathleen’s courses through the Alberta Kinesiology Association and raved about them. Our association has now brought her in twice for our annual retreats for our member’s continuing education. These courses were the best techniques we could have learned! Kathleen instructed so beautifully and explained everything in simple terms. The balls really helped my feet as well as other parts of my body. I now no longer wear orthotics and I show a lot of my clients how to use the balls to help them avoid injuries.
I came to Kathleen following years of neck and upper back tension. I’d tried yoga and several forms of massage therapy but it hadn’t helped. Kathleen, with her years of experience with rehab, was able to teach me to access specific muscle groups in an entirely new way. I now move and exercise differently, and the tension in those areas has almost fully resolved. I believe that training with Kathleen will allow me to remain injury free and stay strong and fit as I age.
Dr. Miriam Berchuk
Kathleen is my rock ! She truly cares about your entire well being. She has helped me for the past seven years deal with back, hip, shoulder and personal issues. With her , I can at 62 enjoy traveling, hiking ,kayaking, golfing and even water skiing. She is my blessing.
I was recommended to start Pilates as a way to stabilize a low back condition, which I have been dealing with for years. Since our first session, I have been extremely thankful for the care, knowledge, understanding and professionalism displayed by Kathleen in her practice. She has taken the time to research my back condition and really understand how to incorporate the right movements to help me manage the instability, reduce/eliminate the pain and make me stronger and healthier.
She has also helped me regain range of motion and strength in my left shoulder after a major surgery to repair a torn labrum. I can’t recommend her enough to folks that are trying to restore their core strength and flexibility.
As a physiotherapist I have found Kathleen Keller’s treatment techniques on self myofascial release with balls to be an extremely powerful tool. This treatment modality comes out of my toolbox on a daily basis helping my patients from the young elite athlete to the elderly patient on the path of recovery, maintenance and injury prevention. I highly value the therapeutic ball techniques along with her myofascial release stretches derived from her extensive background and knowledge in the world of Kinesiology, Pilates, Dance, and general fitness. To empower a patient with a new, innovative and powerful tool/treatment technique, which provides them with greater autonomy is very beneficial.
B.SC (HONS) PT / University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre