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.
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.
When I met Kathleen, I thought I was in shape; working out at the gym, lifting weights, doing lots of cardio. After a few months under Kathleen’s tutelage I realized I needed to do it the right way; the way my body would allow me to work without damaging my joints, muscles and everything else in between.
Three years later, Kathleen has given me back my mobility; she has taught me the healthy way to move, and without mobility, it is hard to move ahead in the world, mentally, spiritually and physically.
As a Registered Massage Therapist, I value Kathleen’s ability to integrate her excellence in technical expertise, exceptional knowledge of anatomical structure and function and passion for Pilates and Release Techniques into high quality sessions. Kathleen simultaneously creates Pilates sessions which are challenging, enjoyable and inspiring in an environment of safety and acceptance. I appreciate how she has taught me as a student how to bring Pilates principles into my daily life to improve the overall function of my body. This has resulted in improved postural habits and movement patterns, improved strength and an increase of body awareness. I highly recommend TKM Pilates and Therapeutic Ball sessions to all of my clients, colleagues and friends.
As a result of years of injury and training on the Canadian National Bobsleigh Team with coaches that lacked an understanding of wellness in combination with performance, I really appreciate passionate movement experts. It is on this note that Kathleen Keller’s expertise shines, she is one of the rare professionals that knows what makes the difference. Kathleen is a highly inspiring movement expert. Her ability to evaluate postural compensations, correct them, and provide hands on integrated anatomical knowledge in movement makes me smile as I write this testimonial. I would highly recommend one-on-one sessions with Kathleen for athletes as well as business people who are looking for wellness and performance. My sessions with Kathleen have noticeably improved my daily posture and my maximal strength.
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.
I have been seeing Kathleen for a while now. She is an amazing and thorough therapist.
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!
Kathleen is a superb teacher!! She has helped me enormously with a number of health issues beginning with rehabilitation for two knee replacements and then to management of chronic arthritis pain. Our work together has helped me to build strength, maintain a high degree of flexibility and to move with ease. I am extemely grateful for her knowledge and expertise in both pilates and therapeutic exercise! Suggestions for a “home program” serve to further enhance our work together. Thank you Kathleen!!
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.
I had been practicing Pilates for almost 10 years before I met Kathleen. She is hands down the best Pilates teacher I ever had.
With Kathleen, it is not just about exercising, it is about developing your whole body harmoniously, restoring the balance between left and right, top and bottom and waking up some of muscles that you did not even know existed. Kathleen’s rigorous and diverse training means she is incorporating a range of exercise practices and body knowledge into her practice.
Her long collaboration with physiotherapists means she is perfect for continuing the rehabilitation sessions once the physiotherapy appointments have run out.
Come and exercise with her, you will get hooked!
I have now taken several of the Keller Method’s self myofascial release courses. As a Physiotherapist, these courses have been very practical and easy to implement into my practice. Kathleen holds a wealth of knowledge and has a wonderful way of sharing this knowledge with others. I highly recommend Kathleen and her courses!
Kathleen Keller created a program to address posture problems. In doing so she made sure that I understood the proper technique. She did this with both verbal and visual instructions. Knowing that people have different learning styles means that Kathleen’s treatment will have the most beneficial results for her clients. This is certainly true for me.
Through a combination of Kat’s extensive knowledge and her network of great referrals, she has been able to bring my aging body back from what had been a surgical solution to a back and ankle with just minor irritations. Transformative, really. She has given me a life long strategy and, for that, I will be forever grateful! Thx, Kat !!!
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.
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.
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.