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kathleen keller

The Keller Method Pilates and Rehabilitation approach is an integration of Pilates and Self Myofascial Release Techniques (SMR) together with current scientific findings.  The results are ease of movement, muscular balance and elongation, improved core strength and better posture.

Kathleen’s extensive background in rehabilitation, movement science and myofasica training expands on Pilates’ principles by adding advanced body awareness and principles from motor control theory. Kathleen works all along the movement spectrum from post-surgical or chronic pain to athletes and everyone in between.  She believes that everyone can do Pilates.

Kathleen is my rock ! She truly cares about your entire well being. She has helped me for the past nine 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.

Julie Ruttan

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

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.

Malcolm Adams

I have spent the last several years trying to manage a chronic shoulder and elbow problem and have explored countless modalities of treatment and exercise regimes to help the healing and strengthening of my arm. My physiotherapist suggested I seek the help of Kathleen Keller and The Keller Method™.

Kathleen’s knowledge of Pilates and of stretching are exceptional and her patient and countless corrections of positioning and technique are helping me correct years of body compensation and incorrect technique. I am relearning correct posture and gaining skills that can be worked into a home practice or taken back into the group class setting, whether that be Pilates, yoga, weight training or basic stretching.

However, it is Kathleen’s application of Therapeutic Balls that sets her apart and that has made such a big difference for me. There isn’t a body part that Kathleen can’t stretch, relieve and improve with her collection of balls and for me, this has translated to relief of pain, an easy to do regime outside of the studio, and a travel friendly work out.

The Keller Method™ has worked for me. I can attest personally to the benefits of The Keller Method™ and would highly recommend Kathleen’s one on one instruction for anyone working through a new or old injury, for someone looking to start a core strengthening program or for someone who routinely goes to classes and just wants to polish their technique.

Dr. Kerry Korber

I've been a client of Kat's for the better part of 3 years now and have participated in both private 1-1 pilates sessions as well as group mat classes thoughout that time. She's helped me through a back injury via traditional pilates, active ball release and stretching. Her knowledge, support and kindness are one of a kind!

Kalyna Bilinski

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

I was urged to visit Kathleen by a medical expert I thoroughly respect - The phone call was made that afternoon.

I came to Kathleen with the goal of expanding my knowledge of posture, alignment, self myofascial release and facial lines. Little did I know that my body would be the subject of dissection and evolution. Thank goodness this was the case: I have learned more about my movement patterns and how to adjust them to optimize my physical potential than I ever expected. As a wonderful aside, I come away with a new tool each time I visit Kathleen that I can utilize in my own practice as a Personal Trainer.

Kathleen is one of the most valuable resources I have come by in the mind/body realm - I couldn't recommend her enough.

Hayden Gladstone

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
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