We are so appreciative when our clients let us know how we have improved the quality of their lives. We invite you to take a moment to read these "testimonials" from our valued clients. And please, share them with a friend or family member who you think could benefit from better health with the assistance of Foundation Therapy.
"Foundation Therapy has helped change my life. I have gone from feeling helpless to hopeful. I now know there are ways to control my fibromyalgia and the physical therapy is helping me to feel normal again physically, mentally, and emotionally. I owe a lot to everyone at Foundation Therapy Center. Thank You!"
- D. L.
"This is a testimonial for the amazing work done by Bev Stegman as a yoga teacher. I attend her weekly back care class to prevent pain and avoid further complications of scoliosis and kyphosis of my spine. In the almost 2 years that Bev has been teaching me therapeutic yoga, my posture has improved significantly and the pain has reduced as well. Recently , I went to see Bev because I got up in the morning with a pain level of 8.5 on a scale of 1 - 10 in my upper back (0 is no pain and 10 is "go to the ER excruciating pain"!). I had a 35-minute private session with her and left with a pain level of 2 at the end of class. Thank you Bev for all you do!"
"I came to Beverly in severe back pain. I had injured my back and was doing physical therapy and taking medication, but after 3 months I was not improving. I realized having scoliosis and a harrington rod fusion that was over 30 years old, my recovery was being affected. My PT recommended yoga with Beverly since there was not much more she could do with my physical limitations. I had never tried yoga and what little I knew of it I thought I would also be limited in what I could do, but being in pain and needing to do something I tried it. Beverly did a personal session with me to understand the pain areas and see my physical limitations. She gave me a few exercises to focus on the pain. I did what I could and felt the improvement. I appreciated her method 'if it hurts, stop doing it,' but 'if it feels good, keep doing it'. So, with a few exercises, the pain improved and during each session with Beverly we focused on what was working and what pain lingered. Today, I feel like myself again with no severe pain. Beverly has given me some tools to manage and strengthen myself with yoga. With a life of scoliosis I will never be "normal" or free of complete pain, but to be "my normal" again and active is wonderful! Thanks, Beverly!"
"I wanted to tell you that my hips, especially the right one, have been waking me up 4 to 5 times a night with pain. After our class Tuesday, I slept like a baby. And on Wednesday, Thursday, and hopefully tonight, also. I will do those stretches and poses now. I had been wondering if surgery may be in the future, though I do not want!! Many, many thanks for all you do for us with your knowledge, guidance, encouragement, caring and support!! You are truly a big-hearted, wise, woman/healer and I am so very grateful to have you in my life! Our whole class is grateful, also. You are a blessing for so many! So there, if you were thinking of retirement, you can not do so!!"
"I am in awe of Beverly's compassion and knowledge in so many areas concerning the human body. Her expertise in reflexology has been helpful in lowering my glaucoma readings. I wanted to crawl into a yoga class this week because my back was hurting so badly. Beverly did a gentle yoga class and I was perfectly fine afterwards. No pain!!!! Last year her Foundation Therapy practice helped me tremendously when my back was in trauma. Her staff is amazing!!!!"
- Wendy S.
"For the past four months Bev Stegman has been instrumental in my pain management (from fibromyalgia and Lyme disease) through regular reflexology and private yoga sessions. She is very patient, gentle, and extremely knowledgeable. The support has been there since the very beginning when I felt so bad I wasn't sure if I could make it from the car through the front door. I have noticed significant differences in my overall health so I know we are on the right track! Bev continues to go above and beyond with suggestions and modifications to make my life easier and more pain-free. Would recommend her services to anyone! Thanks Bev!"
- Athena A.
"I am so excited to share my story. I have had glaucoma for many, many years. Like over 20 years. [The eye pressure] in my left eye escalated to 34 after my husband passed away. [Normal intraocular pressures average between 12-22 mm Hg.] Doctor talked surgery, I know people have had it and no problem!!! Well the thought of it was a huge problem for me. I kept saying stress but doctors said it was not related!!! Well I was going to Beverly for reflexology and she mentioned frankincense essential oil. I said I was willing to try. I changed doctors after the 34 reading because I needed another opinion and I was buying time. So I started with the frankincense and upped my reflexology appointments with Beverly to two times a week. She could "feel" my eyes and said they were getting better. She was right. [Reflexology is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.] [My eye pressure] went down from 34 to 27 in August, and this week it was 18.! My right eye went from 22 to 20! Both within normal range! So I got a four-month reprieve. I have such huge respect for what Beverly does and trust her recommendations. At least for me, it has worked. Ok I must be fair. The new doctor added a second drop so I use two different drops twice a day. All I know is surgery talk has relaxed. But we all know how doctors are he said he thinks I should still do cataract surgery. Not so fast!!!!!"
- Wendy S.
"I look forward each week to the Restorative Yoga Class. By time the session ends, I have relief from joint and shoulder pain. I am completely relaxed, lamenting the end of class."
- Mike C.
"Yoga with FTC's Bev Stegman has been so helpful in managing my congestion problems with bronchiectasis. Sometimes my chest feels very tight and I have phlegm. Lung damage of bronchiectasis makes it very hard to cough it up but I know that to keep infections down, I need to cough. Several stretches Bev has taught me really helps loosen the phlegm so I can cough productively. One is a twist sitting in our chairs, holding on to one arm of the chair with both hands, knees stay to the front, and we twist and look over our shoulder, breathe three or four deep breaths, then switch sides. Twisting my spine and lungs that way really loosens my congestion. The other very helpful stretches are the ones that have us expand our lungs on our sides and backs - what you call breathing "into our back body or side body." We stretch the ribs on our sides by leaning to one side then stretching one arm over our heads in the direction of the lean. That opens up the side body ribs and lungs and starts me coughing! I have found great help with my congestion with your strong focus on breathing techniques and the gentle but effective stretching. Thank you for your help!"
- Gail R.
"Bev's Yoga for Back Care class is rejuvenating, informative and fun. I have been taking her class for over one year. As a result, my posture feels more aligned, I have fewer aches and pains and more strength, stamina and mobility in my day-to-day activities. She is excellent at identifying imbalances and restrictions in movement and helping students learn poses and modifications to work through their limitations and improve range of motion. She keeps classes challenging and interesting for all levels. I always leave feeling refreshed!"
- Kim R.
"It is difficult to express the overwhelming gratitude I feel towards everyone at Foundation Therapy Center and what they have done for me. After an auto accident with an 18-wheeler and after previous therapy and injections to no avail, I despairingly came to Foundation Therapy for help. Therapy has taught me so much about better health. Foundation Therapy has saved me by putting me on track for what I can now view as a positive manageable future. There could be no quick fix for me via drugs or surgery. So, this past year I became a student, soaking up everything Foundation Therapy Center could teach me, empowered to get rid of the pain and improve my condition. I have tremendous respect for Jay, my therapist and perfect teacher. He prepared me to be on my own, after therapy ended. I attend "Therapeutic Chair Yoga" and absolutely cherish Bev Stegman. She is inspiring! I love how she makes each class a little different and is always sensitive to each student's issues. As a scoliosis patient I am thrilled to be attending the Yoga for Spine Health class. It's so beneficial. Again, my heartfelt appreciation to everyone at Foundation Therapy Center."
- Susan W.
"So let me tell you about my yoga teacher, Bev Stegman, and her Yoga Back Care class. An injury to my chronically unhappy back sent me scrambling for relief. I was in pain and wondered if I would ever be able to do the active things I love again. Perusing the class schedule at the wonderful yoga center I attend, I learned of Bev and the new class she would begin teaching that week. Bev's experience is in yoga, physical therapy, and reflexology, and her class sounded perfect. The class I needed at the time I needed it, what a serendipitous event! Athletes describe themselves as being 'all in' when discussing their connection to the team and the upcoming game - that description is a perfect fit for Bev. Her knowledge base is amazing, but it's more than knowledge that makes her 'all in'. She is genuine in practicing what she preaches, using yoga daily to deal with her own back issues. In creative and sometimes small ways, yoga becomes a natural part of much of her day bringing relief to back and posture issues. Suggestions for using these easily imitated techniques are sprinkled throughout each class. I would be remiss if I failed to mention Bev's welcoming and playful teaching style. Students are engaged and classes are fun. Always energetic, upbeat, and positive, she wants to help. Bev is available during and after class with suggestions. She welcomes questions by email between classes. Students are certain to find themselves joining with Bev and coming to think of their situations in a hopeful way. I have gotten much benefit from participating in class and using Bev's suggestions in my daily practice. I have resumed participation in all my former activities and am pleased I can participate fully. The positive consequence of class is made especially notable by the negative consequence of missing a class or two - do that, and the old issues begin to reassert themselves, so it's important to make as many classes as possible. Do I sound 'all in'? I hope so. That's the message I want to convey."
- Ben T.
I am so grateful that my daughter appears to have no scoliosis at this time due to the benefits of yoga for scoliosis for correcting her curve and halting progression. Beverly's yoga classes for scoliosis have made a significant difference not only in my daughter's physical abilities but also her confidence. Anything I can do to help another child and family to highlight the benefits of this therapy would be welcomed, so, most definitely, please send them my way; I would love to speak with them. Hopefully their lives can be changed through this amazing therapy with Beverly, like our daughter's has been.
- Prerana V.
"A few weeks ago, Beverly Stegman contacted me to check on my mother and brother, who have been very ill and hospitalized. (She took the time to check on them nearly every day! She's one of the most genuinely concerned, precious souls you'd ever want to meet!) I mentioned how sick I had been for a few days with gall bladder issues. She asked me to meet her at FTC the next day (sacrificing her one day off, I'm sure!) and that she would give me a reflexology session, using her 100% certified pure, therapeutic-grade, essential oils. She explained how she would focus on the gall bladder/digestive reflex areas and would use a combination of essential oils that have for centuries been known to help with these problem areas. Since that day I have used the essential oils on my feet and also taken them orally in veg cap forms, as well as rubbing them on my skin at the gall bladder area, and guess what? NO MORE GALL BLADDER ISSUES! My symptoms were gone the next day! She also advised me nutritionally and I have been following that regimen, too. Beverly really knows her stuff! And she CARES, REALLY CARES, about her clients! My husband and I became physical therapy patients at FTC for the past few years. I have also been treated for vertigo by a FTC physical therapist who specializes in vestibular issues. I am another success story for reflexology and essential oils!"
- Susan L.
"Beverly Stegman is a skilled yoga instructor and a wonderful, compassionate person. When my husband was seriously ill and hospitalized in ICU, Beverly traveled about 50 miles round trip in rush hour traffic to offer him support. He was comatose, so no, he couldn't participate, but she provided healing oils and aromatherapy to promote healing and relaxation. Her methods and oils were deemed safe and encouraged by hospital staff. Beverly was very caring and prayed with the family. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking professional and personal attention that isn't one-size-fits-all, but is customized for individual needs."
- Donna Morton
"I have been involved with yoga for over 40 years. During that time I have taken many different types of classes and have experienced many different teaching styles. No teacher or style has been like what I have experienced with Bev (Bev Stegman, BS, MAud, CR, RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher and Administrator, Foundation Therapy Center). The spine and back class she teaches works wonders, strengthening and toning muscles and connective tissue so that you feel and see the results in your flexibility very quickly. Bev's "Best Three" is what I call the 3 poses she has you focus on every day to gain that flexibility ... I can manage 3 poses a day! A great class with a great teacher ... she's a keeper. Namaste!"
- Charon Shenberger, VP- Sales and Marketing – Apple Logisitcs
"I remember when I first met Beverly Stegman and attended my first yoga class months ago. She is a warm and caring person and wants to get to know what you are feeling and thinking, as cancer has turned my world upside down. Bev is so very devoted to her clients in every way, as she gets to know you better and is able to assist and comfort me through my future journey. Bev spends the time talking with you and has a personal touch in the yoga exercises that heals me the most. If it was not for Bev and her yoga techniques, I would not feel about myself the way I do today. Her classes are very informative, motivating, and she listens well and tells me what I need to know to move my life forward with feeling better and improving my body, mind, and soul no matter what type of cancer you have. These classes are a definite benefit to all cancer survivors and those patients in treatment. Bev never ever lets you give up!"
- Jo Ann
"What an inspiring, educational, comforting, relaxing, emotional, peace of mind (and a body boost) I have received as a client at Foundation Therapy Center. Beverly, you are one of a kind, always so awe inspiring to everything you present, including the heartfelt feelings I've received over the past 3 1/2 years. Although I have ongoing appointments with several doctors, I am placing my present recovery to all I've received from getting to know you and Foundation Therapy. The first day I entered the door at FTC, I had a feeling of comfort, with the hopes that I was at the right place, and at the right time. What I've experienced over this time cannot be put into words, as there just aren't enough words in the English language to express the depths of my feelings. I'm on my knees continuously thanking FTC and especially you for all you've given to me ( and to Stan). Our lives have been deeply enriched and we thank you from the depths of our beings. My Classes/Treatment: Rehabilitation, Reflexology, Yoga (WOW), Better Breathers Club, and YOU! What is Next?"
"Yesterday, I feel was definitely a milestone in my post surgical recovery. I did remember to ask Dr. DeFilice, "how am I doing?" He says, he thinks I am ahead of schedule. Yippee, music to my ears. I must say, I owe it to all of you at Foundation Therapy. From the first day I came through your doors, you all have blessed my life so."