Testimonials

What TM patients have to say.

 

Video Testimonial. Aida, Dancer

Susan, 61 years old
Editor and Photojournalist


I don’t know where to begin, except to say that Maria is probably the best thing that has happened to me in years! I am a physically transformed person – I am pain free, I am much stronger, and I look good. (Yesterday, my doctor told me I looked 41 not 61. Wow!) I have had physical therapy on and off for my back, neck, shoulder and wrist, so I knew everything Maria said about the method she uses made perfect sense and seemed medically sound. When I began working with her, I had a lot of foot pain from neuropathy due to previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, body aches from fibromyalgia, and shooting pain down my leg from sciatica; the long hours at the computer were taking a toll on my posture and strength. I also had pronated ankles and knocked knees; I had worn orthotics for years to correct the ankle pronation.

Maria was able to clear up the sciatica pretty quickly and she gave me stretching exercises to do to keep the pain from returning. Then we began to work on the rest of me. My posture, strength, muscle tone, balance and flexibility. I am ecstatic with the results. Maria explained that the apparent pronation and knock knees were due to an inward rotation of my hips, weak muscles and poor alignment of my feet. I had not been aware of any of that but she showed me and it was true. We began to build the muscles to kept the joints aligned. I am happy to say that now my legs and ankles are straight and I don’t need orthotics! And my feet feel so much better -- I am now able to hike carrying my heavy camera equipment and I can rise from kneeling or lying on the ground using just my legs instead of hauling myself up with my hands and arms. The improved muscle tone and exercise is an important part of managing elevated blood sugar and I now have it under better control.

Maria would have graduated me after about 6 months (I’ve now been having twice a week sessions with her for a year and a half) but I keep working with her because I continue to improve my strength and fitness and I think it is the best way for me to exercise and maintain my body awareness. And we have a good time, too.

Video Testimonial. Alex, Attorney

Erika, 56 years old
Learning specialist

A doctor of mine suggested that I work with Maria because I had frequent lower back pain and my posture was … apparently… quite abysmal. By the end of my first session with Maria, I knew that my chin was also misaligned, that my chest and shoulders were not open, etc., etc. She was right. I have had physical therapy in the past for my back and neck pain. The physical therapy however did not address the overall body alignment. Now I know that I don’t have a problem in my back or my neck but that it is the postural alignment that needs to be worked on to get rid of the pain. Critically important to me was the tone Maria used, and the time she waited, before letting me know everything that needed to be worked on. She has never, ever made me feel badly about myself or my body; on the contrary, she bestows praise when due and is incredibly sensitive and perceptive.

The Terol Method has helped many of my issues. My posture is so much better. It has helped me protect my back, even when I go to an exercise class at my gym where I am asked to do things that would otherwise have hurt me afterward. I have learned how to modify the exercises in the class by using the Terol Method. My tennis is also better. I am grateful for both the Method and the teacher. I recommend both highly.

Video Testimonial. Anabela, Entrenadora personal

María, 28 years old
Art Historian

I have had sciatic pain since I was 17, partly due to a shorter leg which was affecting my hip and back alignment. I also had a rounded upper back and really tight neck muscles. I started physical therapy at 19 for the sciatica but that helped only for a short time. The pain kept coming back. Next I started with the Terol Method. The pain only went away permanently after working with the Terol Method. I have learnt how to correct my whole body alignment. I know now how to position my feet, my neck …. every single part of my body. I have realized that every body part needs to be correctly aligned to avoid friction, and that what happens to my feet affect the sciatic pain, my neck, shoulders, etc. The Method is unique in the technique itself, the series of exercises and the way they are performed, the way it is taught. It’s a lot of work for the instructor. If you can, sign up! Everyone, regardless of their pain, should learn the Method’s technique to train and to avoid injury.

Video Testimonial. Patricia, Sales

Tomaso, 80 years old
Retired Civil Engineer

When I first started with the Terol Method, I suffered from lower back pain that limited the mobility of my right leg. I no longer suffer any pain and I have gained the mobility of the leg. No physical therapy I had tried achieved this. I believe the Method is unique in that it allows you to gain muscle tone even through the pain. It teaches body awareness in every movement to avoid the muscle compensation that occurs without this awareness. Wow, such a new concept to me, working out and thinking at the same time. It instills perfect body movement through isolation. It is hard work but worth it. I would recommend it to everyone. It has worked wonders for me.

Video Testimonial. David
Technical Manager- Emerging Services, AT&T

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Susan, 69 years old
Real Estate Agent

Since I first began working with Maria about two years ago, I have gained a much better knowledge of my body and its optimum posture stance. I have practiced yoga for 15 years and it has only through Maria that I have learnt what proper alignment is and how poor alignment was hurting me. Not that I now am optimally aligned all the time, but I now know how to be. Breathing, position, specific exercise by specific exercise, I know how to move to not harm myself and to align myself in a healthy way. I would recommend Maria as the best birthday present you could give yourself.

You will feel lighter, tighter and happier because you have come to the Terol Method Fan Club as embodied in Maria Terol. She's fine and precise in her instructions, she's clear and demands your best and it works! Lucky YOU!

Video Testimonial. María, Attorney, mother of patient

Wendy, years old
Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer myself, I thought I knew it all. After giving birth a second time, I hit the gym right away, having fooled myself into thinking my pelvic floor was fine. It was not. I started noticing some leaking and heaviness in the pelvic floor region and realized that I had pushed it too far. Maria and the Terol Method were a lifesaver to me.

I tell my clients, friends, and even new moms I meet at the park that they need to see Maria. The pelvic floor must be strong and our traditional ways of rehabilitating it do not work. Women joke about peeing after sneezing, but it is no joke. With Maria’s help one can fix that problem and many more. Maria is knowledgeable, firm, attentive and committed to her clients.

I think the Terol Method should be recommended to every woman pre and post natal.

Video Testimonial. María y Salomé, Mother and daughter

Adele A.
Washington DC, January 2013

I came to Maria Terol several months after surgery, seeking to strengthen my abdominal muscles and to discuss the lower back pain I was experiencing on and off.

The Terol Method is very unique in that it demonstrates that exercise needs to be done from the correct alignment of the body. Developing the correct posture first is the basis for a successful work out.

I am 68 years old and I am astounded about the progress I have made over the six months I have been working with Maria. Her approach is very individualized. Step by step she has taught me how to strengthen my muscles and correct and improve my posture. Systematically she has pointed out how to isolate my muscles to acquire individual control and to incorporate what I am learning into my daily activities. The Terol Method has worked exceptionally well to improve my overall muscle flexibility.

Video Testimonial. Enrique, Economist

Marta, 42 years old
Abogada

Apart from horrible posture, I suffered from back pain and frequent muscle spasms in my shoulders and neck. Too much computer, too much driving. I didn’t feel well. I have always been active and I practiced every sport and training technique available. However, I had never developed body awareness. Through the Terol Method I learned to know my body fully, to isolate every single muscle in my body, to stand, sit and walk in alignment. I have corrected my posture, especially my upper back. No other discipline out there teaches this to such a degree. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Video Testimonial. María José, Personal Assistant

Eloína, 62 years old
Nurse

When I first started with the Terol Method, I suffered from lower back pain that limited the mobility of my right leg. I no longer suffer any pain and I have gained the mobility of the leg. No physical therapy I had tried achieved this. I believe the Method is unique in that it allows you to gain muscle tone even through the pain. It teaches body awareness in every movement to avoid the muscle compensation that occurs without this awareness. Wow, such a new concept to me, working out and thinking at the same time. It instills perfect body movement through isolation. It is hard work but worth it. I would recommend it to everyone. It has worked wonders for me.

Video Testimonial. Joanie Software Enginee

Marisa, 50 years old
Wife and mother

I had been suffering from terrible knee pain when I started with the Terol Method. Liquid was coming out of my right knee and a I had a worn meniscus on my left knee. Even though the wear and tear of my anatomy is still there, the pain has dramatically subsided. This is due to the Method’s foot exercises and overall posture correction. I have strengthened all the musculature surrounding my knees. (The Method works the feet like no other discipline.) The postural correction has aligned my body so there are no added pressures on my joints. This alignment has had remarkable effects on my overall wellbeing.

Video Testimonial. Dina Interpreter

Testimonials from clinical study participants

 

These are some of the video testimonials from participants in the last clinical study on the TM at the University of Francisco de Vitoria after completing the treatment:

 

 

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