“Laura diligently offered suggestions to bring stability to the hyper-mobile areas of our bodies and mobility for the stuck or tight places… She was not shy about pointing out our areas for growth. She also enthusiastically celebrated each student’s successes, giving voice to the changes she observed in stamina and range of motion.”
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“Laura’s consult with my elderly parents, respectively 89 and 90 years old, made a significant difference in the course of their wellbeing and the peace of mind of their family. Although they are mentally active and alert, their physical conditions are extremely weak and poorly functioning. When Laura visited their home, she had them perform basic activities that they would normally do, like getting in and out of a shower.
They had been very resistant to changing their way of doing these things, having always been very independent. But they had become increasingly unsteady, and had taken several falls in the house, which worried my sister and me greatly. Laura’s suggestion that they install sturdy grab bars was taken to heart, and they did so right away.
I was impressed by the way she spoke to them without any condescension and with great appreciation of their independence. It was clear that she responds to each client individually and connects on a very relatable level. And Laura’s supportive interaction with my parents was certainly what eased them into taking the necessary steps. My sibling and I feel so much better knowing that they are in a safer situation.”
Lisa R., Manhattan
“Laura Staton has been a godsend to my 13 year old daughter. Diagnosed with scoliosis, my daughter developed a slight hunch in her back. She was self conscious and embarassed whenever I drew attention to it. I contacted Laura through a referral and she came to our home to work with my daughter. Miraculously Laura was able to connect with her immediately and got my daughter to open up about her feelings about her back and posture. With Laura’s expertise and specialized knowledge, they designed a physical therapy series of exercises that my daughter can use to ameliorate her hunch. After just a few sessions with Laura, my daughter is already walking straighter and with more confidence. The exercises are easy to do, even fun, and require limited supervision. I feel grateful for Laura’s expert training and warm personality in treating my daughter and I highly recommend her.”
Lisa Jean Moore, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, PhD, MPH, Brooklyn, NY
“My 79-year old mother, who lives alone on a farm, had a private session with Laura to address some significant problems with alignment and balance. My mother has had extensive spine surgery in which some vertebrae were fused and has osteoporosis. In just one session, Laura was able to develop an exercise program tailored to my mother’s needs. She also gave my mother some very helpful practical advice for staying strong and healthy and independent by avoiding falls. By giving consistently encouraging and positive feedback, Laura made my mother feel very comfortable during the whole session. I should add that my mother has consistently been following the exercise regime Laura developed for her and says it has been very beneficial.”
Francesca Zaccheo, Brooklyn, NY