We've had WIT wall prototypes and assorted WIT balls spread around our office since Kristin came in and conducted a seminar on self myofascial release over a year ago. Since then the tools and knowledge have become an important part of our company culture. It's not uncommon to see folks at the wall throughout the day for quick roll out between meetings. Also common to an "ah, my neck." is for someone to say, "go roll it out, I'll show you." Very simple tools and techniques that everyone can rally around. The assorted ball kits are in all of our conference rooms and get great use during meetings. I've seen a lot more people trying to make 1:1 meetings into walking meetings too. Overall, a general boost in awareness.
Director of Accounts, FirstPerson.is
My job fabricating soft goods involves the use of both a sewing machine and hand tools all day, every day. My hands, arms, and shoulders are in constant use and I sometimes experience pain. Through Kristin’s treatments and counsel over the last three years I’ve learned stretching exercises, task-variation skills and self-care therapies to reduce the occurrence of pain in the course of my work. I often use the WIT Wall ball to reduce inflammation in my shoulders and neck area. She has also introduced us to other physical therapy tools to both reduce pain and discomfort, and to prevent it from starting.
My time with Kristin’s advice, instruction and therapeutic tools has much improved in my overall physical condition related to my work and life.
~ Stephen, employee
“Kristin is an incredible PT, but I also believe she’s an amazing healer and teacher. I’m a former ballerina with quite a history of soft tissue injuries and ensuing compensation injuries, so I’m no stranger to PT. Kristin’s worked on my body for the past 8 years, and she stands out from the crowd by treating the body as an entire system. Unless you treat the body as a whole, you miss the chance to truly remedy the actual cause of the symptoms and prevent the cascade of compensation injuries that so often occur during healing. With every injury that Kristin healed for me, I learned about my own body mechanics vs. proper movement, so I could truly heal and strengthen in the long run. I can’t recommend Kristin highly enough. She is the silver lining to the cloud of injury, because under her care you’ll be healed, educated and back on your feet in a way that should keep you healthy longer.”
— LORNA M. San Francisco
“Kristin is miracle worker! I was having a weird problem where my hip felt like it was falling out of the socket every time I tried to walk. It was very debilitating. Kristin diagnosed it as a pelvic misalignment (something I would have never thought of!) and fixed me in one session. She’s also been amazing at helping with back pain as well. Couldn’t recommend her more highly as a physical therapist.”
— AMY B, SAN FRANCISCO
“Some years ago, I think about 2004, due to repetitive stress (from writing and such) my hands were so cramped up that I could not write, I could not tie my own shoes, I could not even button my own buttons. All Kaiser could suggest was surgery. Instead, I consulted Kristin, who worked on loosening up the knots; she had the expertise to loosen up tension all the way up my arms to neck, shoulders, and everything else contributing to the congestion and tightness. In short order, my hands were freed up to move, and she taught me the exercises necessary to keep the mobility she provided me able to continue, which it has for 10 years now. I highly recommend Kristin for her expertise, her uncanny knowledge of how to open up any and all “stuck” places, as well as to teach those who consult her how to maintain the benefits she offers.”
— DEBORAH B, SAN FRANCISCO
Kristin is a unique physical therapist. While she shares the goals of client rehabilitation and improved functioning with her colleagues, her treatment approach goes well beyond these goals. In consultation with each client, Kristin develops a highly individualized treatment plan which includes educating the client about the physical mechanics of the body that underlie their treatment needs. Kristin’s ultimate goal is to teach each client techniques and methods for self-care which they can use when physical issues arise.
I came to Kristin after my physical therapist agreed with me that the multiple rounds of conventional physical therapy—he demonstrated exercises for me to do at home- had not moved the needle on my pain or functionality.
Kristin was able to quickly provide a diagnosis that made sense to me and we worked diligently together to resolve my pain and functioning. Along the way Kristin taught me various techniques and tools using a foam roller, therapy balls and bands, which allowed me to self-treat. This is critically important to me as I travel extensively on journeys that require significant physical exertion. I am no longer afraid to embark on a new adventure. I am confident that the techniques and tools Kristin has shown me, which are the first things to go in my suitcase, will allow me to fully experience my passion for travel. I can say without exaggeration that Kristin has set me free.