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I wanted to let you know how amazing the myofascial release sessions have been. Since my last three sessions my back has not felt this great in a long time. I know I have been seeing you for great massages but the myofascial release is a thousand times better. My chiropractor was impressed at how well I adjusted and even saw a change in my behavior. He has also yet to adjust me for my back being out of alignment and I truly owe it all to you and the treatments.

One last thing I would like to share with you and we have talked about this before. I played golf this past Monday and usually when I play a round of golf I am out of commission for the rest of the day because my back just stiffens up. This time I felt no tightness and completed my workout and completed chores around the house after golf.

Thanks again for being very patient with me and Suzanne and spending the time in going over the benefits of myofascial release. I can't wait to get some more sessions.

Best Regards
Joe Alvarez

As a personal chef I have suffered from tendinitis due to over use of my right arm. The tendinitis caused my muscles in my forearm to become extremely tight and painful. My arm actually felt heavy due to how tight the muscles were. After dealing with this pain for many years with little or no relief through other forms of therapy, Linda introduced me to MFR. She told me that this type of therapy has been very successful in helping people afflicted with tendinitis.

I had three sessions with Linda over a month and was pleasantly surprised by the results. MFR therapy had decreased my pain considerably. Linda was vigilant in following up with me to be sure that my symptoms had not returned. I would highly recommend Linda if you are suffering as I had been. Cooking is my passion and it is so much nicer to be able to do what I love pain free.

Diane Crawford
Cornucopia Personal Chef Service LLC
October 2011

As an athlete, I used to think that my body was indestructible and that I could never suffer a serious injury. I always thought that as long as I could play the game that my body would naturally just keep up through all the wear and tear I was putting it through. But that wasn’t the case; I injured my back while playing and I thought with that injury would come the end of my career.

Then I met Mrs. Linda Nedilsky and I have been very fortunate to have Linda in my life. First of all, nobody asks to get hurt, but if injury occurs is important to be treated by someone who genuinely wants to see you get healthy. After the first week of Myofascia release, treatment I started to see results and feel better. She not only helps me physically with the treatment, but mentally she continually helps me mentally build my confidence which in turn leads to a faster recovery.

Since the first day I met her, Linda has only one goal in mind to help. She has vastly improved my body physically and continues to help me build my confidence on the court and perform to the best of my ability. Her treatment has helped me return to playing professional basketball. I am currently playing for the Bakersfield Jam of the National Basketball Association Developmental League. I cannot say enough about Linda and words cannot describe the way she has impacted my life.

John Bryant
November 29, 2010

In January 2010, I went to see a chiropractor for low back pain. At the time, I believed the problem was my SI joint (this is the area I felt the pain) and that my running workout has instigated the problem. After two months of sessions, I felt no better than when I began and after some research, and in March 2010, I decided to switch to a chiropractor who was advertised as also specializing in sports injuries and ART (Active Release Technique). These sessions consisted of electro stimulation around my SI joint (10 minutes) and then ART for 5 to 10 minutes on my right hip area. This specialist advised me to get a foam roller and use that to "roll" out my hip flexor area muscles and my upper and lower back. I was also advised to do the seated QL stretch a few times a day, holding for at least 1 minute on each side. By doing this, I would be "good to go" in a few weeks. After a few weeks of this, I was sometimes better, sometimes worse and decided to see my primary care physician to get a referral for physical therapy. The PT clinic I was referred to was a bit different than your traditional PT that I was used to, and they introduced me to myofascial and trigger points. They also massaged out tight muscles that were contributing to the pain I felt in my lower back. I was taught many stretches to do and given exercise to do at home to build up my "core". I felt better more days than not but still had days of low back pain and hop pain. I felt this was better than the other specialist I had seen and decided to get an extension from my primary care physical for more sessions of PT. During this visit, after explaining to him some of the techniques and excises we were doing, he gave me card for a myofascial release (MFR) specialist. He said that sometime this had worked when traditional forms of PT and chiropractic had not provided the desired results. After a few more weeks of PT, I decided to give the MFR a try. I contacted Linda in late summer. After our first session, I went days without pain. During the next months of sessions, Linda showed me exercises and proper stretches for managing the tight muscles that were contributing to the low back pain. I was able to begin running again in a limited capacity with a better awareness of what muscles were being used, and where the muscle tightness and imbalances were occurring. Linda also showed me how the muscles in distant locations of the body (i.e. psoas, IT band and others) are connected and how they can affect where pain is felt. In subsequent weeks Linda showed how to use balls of varying sizes to relax and stretch muscles. She also showed how to use a foam roller, not to roll but to provide compression against tight muscles to help relax and stretch. In conjunction with the rubber balls, the foam roller techniques have proven to be one of the most valuable self-help tools for dealing with tight muscles. This is in stark contrast to the "rolling" I was advised to do with previous physical therapist and chiropractors. Overall, what I have learned from Linda is that:
1. It took years for my muscles to get in this tight state that causes pain and it will take time to retrain them,
2. There are techniques, stretches and exercises that can assist with managing and alleviating the pain caused by tight muscles without resorting to medication, injections or surgery.

November 2011

I was skeptical when Linda first told me about MFR. I had never heard of it before, but it kind of made sense. I have been dealing with chronic back pain for over 20 years (back to high school). I’ve seen my share of doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. Sure, I have gotten some relief, but unfortunately, the pain always returned. And, after back surgery for bone cancer, I added scar tissue and trauma to further exasperate my symptoms. Heavy pain killers were only a temporary fix and for me, they cannot be a way of life.

I always feel better after a session. I feel a release of tension that greatly diminishes my pain and helps my body restore a sense of balance. Through MFR, I have learned to listen to my body, relax, get relief without drugs, and most importantly, to identify and avoid some of the triggers that make my body respond with tension. I explain MFR to my friends and family as a kind of message therapy…the relaxation of a massage with the intense work of therapy – physical and emotional. I feel like I am taking care of myself when I get a treatment, releasing tension and pain in order to function at my body’s optimum level.

Sue Johnson

I went to Linda two months before I had a hip replacement. I had hopes of losing weight and strengthening upper body muscles and leg muscles to make my recovery easier and faster. I lost a few pounds and did so well with my program that the physical therapist was ready to discharge me from their program after my second week.

Linda came to my home and met with the therapist so that she could continue my post-rehab training. I returned to Linda's location one month after the surgery and my progress has been incredible. I have no pain, can walk on a treadmill, and go up and down steps with no difficulty. I am doing exercises in the gym that I never thought I would be able to do.

My progress is most gratifying. I feel great! I strongly recommend the Proactive Wellness Concepts Program!
Carol S. Shapiro, MD

Before coming to Linda, I had been experiencing lower back pain that appeared to be nerve connected.. My tendency when starting an exericise program on my own has been to overdo things and become so sore that continuing was difficult. It was my hope that working with Linda would motivate me to start exercising again and address my weaknesses in a safe manner. I have been working out with her for three weeks now and already I have seen improvment in my lower back. I am sleeping better at night and moving more freely during the day with noticeably less pain and better posture. Linda has been very positive, professional and focused. I have been pleased with the results I have obtained and look forward to more sessions. I would recommend this program to anyone!
Kathy B. (Manassas)

I met with Linda last year in order to accomplish a couple of specific goals, become a better softball player, lose a few pounds and become more fit.

The first goal I wanted to accomplish was to be a more competitive softball player. I have been a member of my church's softball team for several years and over that time we have moved up the ranks from division 6 to division 4. With the prospect of moving up to division 3 looming of the horizon I knew that I needed to improve my game. Linda has helped me become much more fit overall and in addition have created softball specific exercises to help me become a better, more competitive softball player. The side benefit is that I now look and feel a whole lot better and have more energy than I have had in years!
Janice (Manassas)

I have had chronic pain which started somewhere along 1990 from an abusive relationship. I was also diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and anxiety in 1998. They were both something that I had decided I had to live with. The pain got worse in 2006 leading to a full hysterectomy; then a bad fall from a horse in 2009 which resulted in several broken bones, and internal injuries. Once again deciding to grit my teeth and move along with my life despite the pain. I was very blessed to have Linda Nedilsky come into my life in August of 2011. Even after the first session with her, I started feeling better. My life had been in a downward spiral, including my husband talking of divorce because of my weight and depression. I hadn't realized just how much I had been gritting my teeth with the pain. Linda has worked MIRACLES on me with her MFR, Reiki energy work, and helping me with my attitude. I am feeling better and stronger than I have in years!!!! She has taught me how to stretch to relieve my pain myself both with using a foam roller, which she spent an entire hour teaching me how to use, and without. She's also taught me how to relax and center myself mentally. All of my relationships have improved. I have friends commenting on it all the time...which is a very good feeling. It's nice for the people closest to me to notice the positive change. The best part of all of this is that my confidence level is coming back. I knew before I met her that I was not in a good spot in my life, and that I HAD to make some type of change. I just didn't know how. I have enjoyed riding horses since I was 6, but the accident and pain had taken a lot of the joy out of it for me. I felt that I didn't have the balance, and even though my horse was one of the greatest joys in my life, I didn't have the confidence to let her go and run without the fear of coming off and hurting myself even worse. Linda has helped me to regain my balance and make me a more confident rider. I have been really enjoying my time on the horse again. And for the first time in a long time, I was able to let her run yesterday with NO fear!!! I am just thoroughly amazed!!!!! Thank you Linda for being such a WONDERFUL therapist and becoming a GREAT friend!!!!


Thanks for taking me on - as what I thought to be a lost cause. I remember when I used to go to step class. My knees and ankles would bother me after just a few minutes. It seemed that I had little stability in my hips or knees. I contacted Proactive Wellness Concepts and schedule a consultation. The owner, Linda explained to me muscle and fascial restrictions can cause us to feel off balance. At PAWC, they offer a complete assessment including testing your balance and coordination, range of motion and posture alignment. After completing the assessment, Linda designs a program that is specifically geared to your needs. In my case, I wanted to improve my balance, get stronger knees and hips so I could go to my step class and not feel awkward, or feel joint pain.

Thanks to PAWC, I can stand on one leg, lunge with confidence and make it through an hour of my favorite step class. Linda has re-educated me about making the exercises I do really count. She has done way more for me than I could have ever asked for and I can't thank her enough!
Su (Dumfries)

Butter (Canine testimonial)


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Before I met Linda I was afraid of just about anything. I don't know why, but all kinds of noises would bother me. I was very happy in my new home, and wanted to be less afraid of things. Linda was visiting my owner, and offered to do something called MFR. Since I loved to get hugs, and I loved my back to be rubbed, I was all for it. I couldn't tell anyone that my neck and back hurt but Linda somehow knew.

She stretched me, pushed gently on areas that were tight, and it felt so good! Funny, after just one session, I was less afraid of noises or new things. I still had a little pain, but after our second session I felt great, and even the big mean fitness ball in the basement is my friend. I have more energy and feel so much younger! Every once in a while, Linda will check me out when she is visiting, and make sure I am feeling good. (I am on her maintenance program). I would recommend Linda for any dog or horse that has pain, or is timid. Sometimes pain is the reason we animals act funny.. we don't speak like humans, so it's hard for us to tell you that we are in pain.

Thank you Linda for listening and helping!
Golden Retriever - Lake Ridge, VA
Summer of 2011

Receiving MFR from Linda has been a godsend for me. I had recurrent pain in my back, neck, shoulder, elbow and forearm for months that had not responded to typical treatment and was limiting my activities. After several sessions of MFR, I was much improved, pain free and able to return to my normal life and activities. She also balanced my hip after it had rotated incorrectly, causing pain and impacting mobility; it took only one session and my hip has been fine since then. I am a true believer in MFR and in Linda's therapeutic abilities.

Darcy D. Lake Ridge, VA
October 2011

To Whom It May Concern:

Recently I hired Linda Nedilsky as my post-rehab trainer. I had been experiencing lower back pain that appeared to be nerve connected. My tendency when starting an exercise program on my own has been to overdo things and become so sore that continuing is difficult. It was my hope that working with a professional post-rehab trainer, I would be able to start to exercise again and simultaneously address my weaknesses in a safe manner.

I have been working with Linda for three weeks now and have already seen improvement in my lower back situation. I am sleeping better at night and moving more freely during the day with noticeably less pain and better posture. Linda has been very professional. Since working with Linda, I have not experienced strained muscles or soreness that in the past had kept me from taking care of my daily responsibilities exercising at the gym. I have been very pleased with the way we have been able to work together and the speed of noticeable results. I would recommend her to others who are interested in getting rid of pain, and gaining strength and flexibity.

Kathy Barb
June 26, 2004

To whomever it may concern:

Linda Nedilsky is both knowledgeable and professional. She helped me deal with chronic back pain over the course of several months. Not only did my condition improve, but Linda helped me to gain a deeper understanding of the causes of my ongoing pain. This in turn has helped me manage my condition better than I have in the past, despite years of failed approaches.

I recommend Linda Nedilsky to anyone in need of pain management or body-work services.

Thank you very much,
Erik B. Lawson, Esq.

Case Study - June 2003
Client came to us who was recovering from lung cancer, and has been in remission for a year. She was in the service, and had been given a deadline regarding testing for her bi-annual PT test. She requested that we help her recondition her physically, and help her with her balance, and endurance. After her assessment we designed a plan that would help her get back on track without injuries or pain. After a complete program, she was able to pass her PT test with flying colors, and her results were better than they were before her bought with cancer. Her testimonial is below.

To Whom it may concern,

I have personally and professionally known Linda Nedilsky since April 2003. She became my personaltrainer for over a year. We have worked together on various projects concerning my health, fitness and wellbeing. I can recall a number of occasions when I had to call upon her expertise in dealing with proper nutrition and training. Her extensive knowledge and experience with the various training techniques and her outgoing personality always was a blessing. With her knowledge and continuous supporting techniques, I am able to say she was advantageous to the success of each pound and muscle strength that we worked on together.

I have never worked with any professional physical trainer who was accessible twenty-four hours a day to discuss or just be there. Linda not only had exceptional work ethics, but truly took a personal interest in the success of each of her clients. She was not only honest with us on each session; she went over board to help in the success of these training sessions.

Sincerely B.Morris
June 2006

RoseMy horse, Rose, and I took a spill on the trail a few days ago. She wasn't acting or moving right, so I had the vet out to check her. He found nothing wrong. But still, she just wasn't right and I knew she was in pain. I called Linda Nedilsky. She's my myofascial therapist/life coach, and she's worked wonders with me as a rider, both physically and mentally. I remembered her talking about doing energy and body work on horses during one of our sessions. Well, after hearing what had happened, she went out of her way to fit coming to my barn, 50 miles away, into her busy schedule that day. We led Rose out of the paddock area and put her into cross ties. I could tell she was in pain by the way she was walking...with her head down and really stiff and slow behind me. Linda really worked some magic on her. I don't know if it was the Reiki energy work or the tissue work; but when I got to the barn this morning to feed, I couldn't believe my eyes. My Rose, who is now 18 yo, came running to the fence to greet me like she was a spirited 2 year old. I am kind of old school when it comes to alternative care on my horses. I normally stick to the tried and true, which is why I called my vet first. But I also can't stand to see any of them in pain. This is the first time I've tried alternative care on one of my fur babies, and I'm EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results. One of the best parts is that she showed me how to rub her down after one of our trail rides to keep her fluids moving properly. She loved it so much that it's not going to just be after a ride, it's going to be a daily event! She was relaxing so much with the rub down that her eyes were closing like she was going to sleep. If she keeps acting like this, we'll have many many more pleasurable years on the trail.





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