Learn about this effective approach from a few of our Egoscue Certified & PTX-Licensed
Posture Alignment Therapists:
Lisa Decker, PAS
"I began my journey as a personal trainer. Although my intention was to get stronger in the gym, I slowly started seeing my body break down. A colleague recommended I read Pain Free by Pete Egoscue and it changed my life. After my first appointment with an Egoscue therapist I remember feeling I was sitting up straight for the first time in years. I began studying the method in depth 12 years ago using it with both myself and my clients. Since then I’ve studied and practiced many methods, but the one I continue to go back to and use the most is Egoscue. In my experience, there is no other method that does a better job in customizing a holistic treatment for pain and posture."
Walter Kangus, PAS
RLE Massage & Posture Therapy
“I suffered from low back pain for many years and eventually developed severe sciatic pain. After several visits to my local chiropractor, and no significant relief from the pain, a friend introduced me to The Egoscue Method. I found tremendous relief from the pain from my first visit and as I continue to do my e-cises the pain was less and less until eventually it totally disappeared. That is when I had a life changing moment, and decided that this was my calling in life, and it meant to help as many people as I could to live a pain free life”
Jung Johnson, PAS, AET
“My journey with postural alignment therapy started 15 years ago with a bad car accident.
Neck , shoulder pain with numbness on right arm and hand, low back, right hip and knee pains which almost immobilized my whole body with pain with each step I took.
I started with traditional methods to get my body to be good as before by taking pain meds, physical therapy for 6 months or more but the pains were not getting better. Started going to specialists and other alternative body works to heal my body for almost 3 years.
The more I got to know how body worked and alignment of spine, hips and shoulders, I realized that misaligned hips and rotated shoulders were the main causes to create unbalance throughout the body which were creating pain.
This experience helped to seek the education I needed to be an postural alignment therapist to help others like me who suffer with chronic pain."
Zeena Dhalla, PAS, AET
VerticAlign Posture Coaching
"I provide pain relief solutions for individuals and corporations such as Google and Microsoft. VerticAlign’s “3 Week Desk Pain Solution” program offers a revolutionary way to bring posture-specific exercises to the workplace to institute a cultural change of movement at the desk."
Find out more about Zeena and her credentials at verticalign.com.
Karen Harris, PAS
Owner of K-Fit
"When my husband was diagnosed with two herniated disks, and surgery and strong pain-killers were the only options, I disagreed. I thought there had to be something else and I found Egoscue! That was nearly 20 years ago. I have been a fitness trainer and weight management specialist for 25 years and after The Egoscue Method helped my husband - he has a healthy back, no interventions necessary - I’m very grateful to be a Posture Alignment Specialist. It really pains me to see people in pain and on high doses of medication when there are alternatives, I aim to help as many people as I can be pain-free."
Matt Whitehead, PAS, AET
Oregon Exercise Therapy
"I was a chronically injured collegiate runner, thinking my running days might be over, when I discovered Posture Alignment Therapy (PAT) in 2001. Using PAT I was able to understand what caused my injuries, restore my posture, and have been running pain free ever since. Over the last 18 years I've helped thousands of people become pain free using PAT and would be happy to help you too."
Randee Engelhard, BS, MPT, PAS, AET
Realign by Randee
Elène Cloosterman, PAS, AET
Courtney Van Etten, PAS
Owner of Functional Fitness
I began my professional journey as a physical therapist over 20 years ago, where I worked with varied populations - pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics, with mostly orthopedic conditions. I have been active my whole life, and experienced different injuries over the years. As a physical therapist, I learned how to treat others and myself. Around 2015, I was having hip pain and decided to research other exercises to incorporate in my own recovery. During my exploration, I found The Egoscue Method of Posture Alignment. I completed the Posture Alignment Specialist certification, the Advanced training, and opened my business Realign By Randee. This has helped me optimize patient treatments, address the root cause and look at the body as a whole.
A friend of mine made me discover Egoscue when I was in the middle of a back pain crisis years ago. I loved the exercices and started to do them several times a day. I felt I was able to take care of my body on my own, without medication and without the help of a therapist. So I decided to become a therapist myself, to learn people how to become independent in helping their body to move without pain. Till they don’t need a therapist anymore… As a Tai Chi teacher, I understand better now the limitations of movement of my students. I have a profound respect for the body, such a very complex construction. And at the same time simple to understand if we recognize the importance of balance and centering.
In 2003 I was working in a fitness facility as a personal trainer and began dealing with muscular pain regularly. I had tried other methods and though it seemed to help for a short time, I could not make the symptoms go away. I was introduced to the Egoscue Method by a colleague which was an aha moment for me. I learned I needed to treat the posture and not the symptom. Learning about my method changed my focus from personal training to postural therapy and I became a certified Posture Therapist in 2006.
In 2008 I opened my own studio, Functional FItness. I have been working with clients in person and virtually for 16 years to help them become pain free, prevent injuries and move without limitations. I feel the foundation to our health is a balanced body and posture therapy can help you achieve this. My motto is Change your posture- Change your life!