"I was starting to be in pain playing golf, lifting boxes around the house, climbing stairs, etc. This was not chronic pain but pain from activities that I attributed to "normal" aging as I reached 65. When I started working with Courtney, I was impressed by her professionalism and her enthusiasm for the work she does. Using the Egoscue posture therapy exercises, I have reduced the pain during activities as well as improved my recovery time afterwards. I also feel that I walk with more stability and have better balance. It seems very logical to me to spend some effort making my body work correctly sooner rather than later...before the pain is chronic, before problems become more difficult to correct, before more damage is done, before I hurt myself in a fall. The posture therapy makes sense and it works!"
"I have had minor lower back pain since I was a teenager. It would start to ache after I had been standing for awhile or if I went on a walk longer than 20 minutes. I could still function but it wasn't comfortable and I'd have to sit down which would interrupt whatever activity I was enjoying. After working with Courtney for just a week, I noticed a significant difference. I went to a parade and stood for over an hour and a half and had no back pain. This had never happened before. I continued the e-cises and I feel great when I do them consistently. Courtney is so easy to work with, she's friendly, knowledgeable and strives to create a personalized menu that is both enjoyable and effective. I would highly recommend Courtney and the Egoscue method!"
"Courtney has been a tremendous help after my second pregnancy. During pregnancy and after my son was born my hip was pushed out of position and caused so much pain at times I couldn’t put pressure on my hip to walk. My legs also took a beating with poor circulation and varicose veins causing pain and fatigue. After one session my body responded and started to feel better. After a week I was walking without a limp and my legs felt much better. With each week my hip and whole body continue to feel better and working the way it’s suppose to. Courtney has done a fabulous job working with me to fix not only my hip but the whole body, adjusting the menus to fit my busy schedule, and she does a great job explaining and showing me how to do the exercises over Skype. I don’t live close enough to meet with her in person and I’m always impressed with the amount of support and help I get over our Skype sessions."
This video is Michael B's Testimonial of working with Tom in the Water. Michael participated in a group class, but Tom also offers a more personalized, fast-track, one-on-one therapy in water and on land. Click here to watch the video.
This video is about Lou & Lois' experience of working with Tom doing exercises in the water. They did a group class, but Tom also works one-on-one with clients in the water and on land for a more personalized, fast-track, approach. Click here for the video.
"Courtney Sgambelluri is worth her weight in gold. She has helped me with my back pain from scoliosis, pre natal aches and pains and post natal getting my body back shoulder, neck back etc.
I now enjoy hiking, weekend sports, adventures, crawling on the floor and more energy to chase my 9 month old baby.
Courtney really knows her stuff. She has worked for the headquarters of Egoscue. Aside from that she really takes time to do a thorough intake and assessment. She listens to what is happening in your body and helps you to understand the root cause verses treating the symptom. Courtney is patient, kind, caring and supportive in your journey towards health and healing. She wants you to get better.
I am a yoga instructor for over 10 + years and I have found nothing more effective then Postural Alignment Therapy. Thank you Courtney for your caring, knowledge, support and personal touch. It is rare to find someone so knowledgeable and invested in their clients wellbeing and success.I would highly recommend Courtney Sgambelluri if you want to be pain free and get back to the activities that bring you joy."
“I have a bunion on my right foot. After learning about bunion surgery/recovery time and that it is often not a permanent solution, I sought other remedies. That is when I began working with Courtney. She is a wonderful therapist. Courtney has developed “menus” which have assisted in the reduction of my bunion and callused area below the bunion. She has also created “strength menus” which have increased both my flexibility and endurance. Courtney is extremely talented, caring, and patient. She will assist you in any way possible. You never feel unworthy or intimidated by her but rather inspired and motivated. The results from working with her are incredible.”
“I had known as far back as I can remember that my left knee wasn’t straight and came in in towards my other knee. I just assumed that this was something that I had to live with for the rest of my life as the bone was formed that way. Well, to my surprise Courtney told me that I had knock knees and that this was totally correctable with some simple exercises. After only a few weeks of doing these exercises my whole family could see a difference in the way I walked and due to this they are all Courtney’s clients now. I can definitely feel a big difference in the way I walk as well and my knee isn’t as bent as before. Doing these exercises has also helped with my body alignment as well. I’m still doing these exercises and will continue to do so”.
“Doing e-cises has been a blessing in my life. I lead an active lifestyle which was greatly hindered due to foot pain. I also spend most of my days studying or at a desk. While my foot was the location of my pain, working with Courtney, we realized my foot was not causing my pain, my posture was. My entire body was leaning forward so much, that my feet were clinging to the ground, which aggravated my right foot immensely. Courtney then tailored a menu for me to do everyday. The results were amazing. After each menu, my body has more energy and I would have the best workouts I have ever had. I stopped having muscle cramps in my thighs, and I learned more and more about my body with each menu. I highly recommend e-cises to work towards being pain free, it will change your life and mood for the better.”
“I’ve know Courtney for 12 years and have done the exercises when I’ve had serious pain, but found it tough to be consistent when I’m not in pain. Recently she suggested I start with a small routine that would easily fit into my daily life. After a week of a 15-minute menu I noticed that after my normal lifting routine I felt considerably less sore and my back especially felt less sore after the workout. This was an incredible result and showed me that doing the exercises BEFORE I’m in pain will make it less likely that I’ll have pain, I’m excited to continue living pain-free and injury-free doing the activities I love and being PROACTIVELY healthy.”
“Around my 40th birthday, I found myself telling a friend I couldn’t believe how “old” my body was feeling. By the end of every day, my neck and shoulders were incredibly tight and ached so much that I’d spend my evenings on the couch with a heating pad and Advil. Massage felt good but never actually changed anything. Every few weeks I’d wake up with a horrible tension headache creeping up the back of my neck into my head, that put me out of commission for the day. Then I met Courtney, and everything has changed. Incredibly, I haven’t had a single headache since the first session, and haven’t even turned on the heating pad. It truly has changed my life – I feel better than I have in years, and can now spend my time playing with my son instead of nursing aches and pains.All of this doesn’t even mention how great Courtney herself is. She is infinitely encouraging and helpful, and is able to use her expertise to fine-tune an entire arsenal of exercises to fit my individual needs. Sessions with her are as enjoyable as they are effective.”
“I am one very happy hiker today. I did both my pre and post walk menu and hiked about 6 miles over quite uneven, tricky terrain mixed with straight & level paths, both up hill and down hill. What a difference! No neck discomfort, no ankle or foot pain and amazingly, I feel balanced. I can tell that my posture is much improved. This is nothing short of amazing!!! I’m even thinking of taking a hiking vacation in my oh-so- beautiful future! Thank you Courtney. Thank you so much!!”
“When I came to Courtney, I was facing impending ankle surgery and trying to stave off cervical spine surgery. As an active 66 year old, it was frightening to think of losing mobility and independence, not to mention being unable to freely play with my adorable grandson. The first session made me realize I was onto something good, and now a month into working with Courtney, I am able to walk 5 miles at a time, pain-free. I sleep through the night without neck pain, and my grandson can barely keep up with me! Whatever comes my way, I now know that I can turn to Courtney for guidance on maintaining strength and flexibility. Goodbye surgery, hello Egoscue!”