I first met Catherine through mutual friends on a bike trip. The plan was to ride 26-30km of single track mixed with forestry road and then hit the beach. About 1/4 of the way into the climb I was experiencing low back pain. Not wanting to complain I continued on. My pain persisted to the point where I was mostly walking my bike and I had no power in my legs to pedal uphill. I was struggling and holding the group up. At one point during what seemed like an endless climb in agony, Catherine was kindly waiting for me, she looked at me and said “it’s your SI joints and you’re pulling to the left.”
I was shocked; I had been seeing a physiotherapist, and chiropractor to try to treat this issue without much luck.
She told me to get off my bike and had me sit on a stump while she worked on my body to try to release my jammed up SI joints. Several mini backcountry treatments later, I managed to survive the ride and make it back to the car. I was glad Catherine had been along as I don’t think I would’ve fared as well without her helping hands and may have had to admit defeat and turn back.
I went home and researched Rolfing and promptly booked myself an appointment with Catherine. I was at the point where I would give anything a try and I definitely never wanted to be in that situation again!
After several actual treatments with Catherine my body started to feel more aligned, I had better posture, less back pain, and even more remarkable was that it wasn’t just me who noticed the changes, my family noticed that I no longer walked with my toes turned in! I have seen other Rolfing practitioners while away at school, but I always come back to Catherine, she just has this way of knowing where your body hurts and what is out of whack. Having tried other modalities such as physiotherapy, active release therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic to try and manage my pain. Out of all of these Rolfing has helped me the most and the result from each treatment last the longest. I now go months without having to see Catherine for a treatment. I am stronger and happier in all of my sports. I would recommend Rolfing to anyone who suffers from pain.
Lab & X-ray technician, Revelstoke, BC