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Liz Is an amazing yoga instructor. Her 20 plus years experience as a physical therapist in addition to being a gifted teacher greatly enhances what she has to offer to her students and makes her the only source for yoga instruction for me. I've worked with her for more than a year and a half and have seen her consistently take each student's current physical concerns into consideration and find a way to incorporate a way to address them in her classes. Her classes are very interactive, hands on and comfortable to be in. She truly cares for each person's well being and progress as she works to make each class the best experience for us all. I think very highly of her and recommend her without reservation.
I had been enduring back & shoulder pain for many years. After a helpful course of physical therapy with Rausch I was referred to ABC Pilates where I discovered Liz and began a real path to recovery. She has helped me not only with her masterful massage therapy but also through various restorative yoga and pilates classes as well. Her treatments and exercises have given me profound and lasting relief from the debilitating episodes I used to endure. Liz is knowledgeable and deeply intuitive, and an authentically warm and caring therapist. I feel I am being healed, and also am learning new ways to stand and move that strengthen my core and allow even long-time sensitive areas to finally heal. I wish I'd found Liz years ago - she is a gifted healer, guide and teacher. I am in very good hands.
Rausch at Town Center has a hidden gem that I wish was more known because she is AMAZING! Her name is Liz Montagna and she is their yoga physical therapist. If you are limited because of chronic pain or just simply wish to try physical therapy with using your own body and mind to find balance again, she is the one to see. She is so knowledgeable, patient and caring and takes the time to hear what you need and want in your own recovery. She truly wants to help and heal. She is a true gift and I am so thankful I found her, I have lived with chronic pain for quite some time and for the first time when I met her and started working with her I have hope and ways to get through the day. Thank you, Liz! I treasure you!
I have been getting deep tissue message and yoga therapy from Liz. I've had great success in regards to increased mobility after just a few sessions with her. She is very precise in locating and releasing the right trigger points causing me pain and limited mobility. Also to add to the trigger point release, are the holistic yoga stretches she's been giving me to target all tight areas and get the best stretch I can which helps maintain the relaxed state of my muscles after extensive computer work.
I've had relief with both upper and lower tightness after working with Liz. She provides personalized care while paying attention to all the little details. She also provides me with videos of the stretches so I can review them later and work on them. Liz really cares about helping me get relief from my pain as she can empathize since she herself had to work and learn how to eliminate pain and muscle stiffness in herself. I really like that Liz can immediately zone in on how to release a problem area and come up with a game plan to continue to make that area better, more mobile and stronger.
I discovered Liz in her Yoga for Backs class and was happy with the small class size and attention she gave to each person. With my chronic back issues I have to be very careful about the exercise classes that I attend. Liz made sure I felt comfortable in class and gave me specific instructions on how to modify the movements so that I could have a pain free yoga experience. Liz is a compassionate physical therapist and really connects with her paitents. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease in my appointment and gave me in depth exercises to practice at home to strengthen my body. Her body work helped release my tight muscles and encourage my body to have proper alignment. I am so happy I found Liz and look forward to working with her this year in PT and in her yoga classes. I highly recommend Liz!
The physical therapy provided by Liz Montagna was by far the BEST therapy I have ever received! Each 55 minute therapy session was completely individualized to my specific issues, and home exercises were continually tailored to my ongoing progress. Integrating a vast knowledge of physical therapy with her passion for therapeutic yoga, Liz was able to alleviate my pain and teach me ways to strengthen and heal. Liz also provided me with videos of specific exercises introduced during our sessions, enabling me to practice each exercise at home correctly. Very helpful!
I have worked with yoga physical therapy for over 15 months now and consider it a life-changing experience. I have struggled with fibromyalgia and arthritis overall body pain for over 20 years. In my 60s and now 70s I have experienced major back, knee and shoulder- neck pain issues. At times I have been relegated to using walkers, crutches and being bedridden. I have also frequently needed prescription pain medications and steroids to carry out my normal daily activities.
After over a year of hard work with Liz Montagna, RPT,RYT I have seen major across-the-board improvements in my health and quality of life. My fibromyalgia and arthritic pain and stiffness have been dramatically reduced. My back pain problems are gone and the knee surgery I thought was certain is no longer necessary. my current shoulder - neck problems are steadily improving.
Liz Montagna brings a wonderful blend of knowledge, skills and experience to her work. There is purpose and method in everything she does. She constantly amazes with her ability to diagnose a problem and then apply the proper approach to dealing with it. In my case there have been many problems and numerous effective fixes.
Liz is one of those rare people who has a genuine passion for what she does.Her commitment and skills have resulted in effective positive results for me. I look forward to working with her for a long time to come.
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I had a history of back and neck problems and went to Liz in hopes of fixing structural issues and increasing flexibility. Liz not only helped me accomplish the former, but she also gave me the tools to continue my Yoga practice beyond the therapy sessions, and into everyday Yoga classes. She is kind, easy going, and a very good communicator. I recommend Liz' Yoga Therapy sessions for anyone with pain that is related to structural issues, muscle tightness, or injury.
I had undergone hundreds of hours of physical therapy with multiple providers in trying to recover from back surgeries, but did not experience any real healing progress until I became a patient of Liz at Yoga Physical Therapy. Liz is credentialed as both a Registered Physical Therapist (RPT) and as a yoga instructor, and she combines the two disciplines to create a truly personalized and unique program for each of her clients. Her skills and her very kind and caring nature have made a big difference in my life and I'm very thankful for the exceptional care that I've received at Yoga Physical Therapy.
I had been struggling recovering from three shoulder surgeries and was personally fed up with the physical therapy that I had been receiving. I was still in pain and the scar tissue was simply not going away. I read a report on Iyengar yoga helping persons with injuries. I sought out the internet and was so blessed when I found Liz. She is amazing, caring and concerned about your overall healing. She was a saint who worked my shoulder and neck to the point where I have been pain free for the last six years. I was saddened when she moved away from Huntington Beach, but as a direct result of her care and concern I have continued my Iyengar Yoga practice and it has continued to help me both physically and spiritually.