I had never used a PT before and although I could see it would be beneficial I was worried about whether it could deliver an improvement and be worth the money and the time investment.
Vanessa was very flexible, open and adapted the exercises for me from starting slowly and gently to pushing me further when I got fit again.
The best results I have had with her program was I could feel my confidence coming back as much as my fitness. Also I know now how to adapt my exercises to my level if necessary.
I had a series of knee injuries and after the last one I get even more insecure about using my body. I also realised the asymmetry in my muscles as they were visible, and my sport performance was quite hectic. I could not identify the issues exactly but the frequent back pain and headache suggested that there were fundamental issues with how I use my body.
I had no reservations, as I heard Vanessa talking in a workshop about how she approaches body work, and I got the picture that she had a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body and would be able to identify what needs to be improved and could personalise the program for me.
It was a very tailored process, started with discovering how I move around in my own environment, so Vanessa helped to adjust the places where I spend most of my time at. The strengthening was gradually built up with ongoing support on the exercises. I got a lot of useful guidance how to spot body signals and how to act on them. Some exercises I’ve embedded into my daily routine because they fit very well with my body and support my further plans in sport.
The most valuable thing was learning core approaches to get my core and limbs synchronised so I could be more stable and stronger in my movements. With that, I can safely increase the intensity of my training without risking another injury.