Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Postural Healing

Anna has done wonders for both my posture and quality of life. I battled a sudden onset of severe hip pain for over a year. I tried chiropractors, doctors, and stretches and nothing worked. Some days were so bad I could not walk. At 29, and left with my only option being injections and surgery, I stumbled across Postural Healing online. I decided to give it a try, and it was the best decision I could have made. Through focused movements we have realigned my body, and in just a short time my pain was gone. I have not had a single recurrence of pain since I started working with Anna a year ago. I have returned to running, weight training, and golfing! She is a wonderful practitioner and truly cares about the success of her clients. I would recommend Postural Healing to anyone suffering from pain.

Luke Schmidt

I have been working with Anna for years via online video sessions. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for her generous, insightful, professional healing work she has done for me. I was on the verge of getting back surgery and after trying everything for the pain for years on end, I took a last chance to try egoscue/postural healing with her. It took some dedication, discipline and some time but every minute was worth it and she worked miracles on me! I can now walk again after debilitating pain where I could barely get out of bed. She is extremely kind, patient and supportive, exactly what is needed when you see no light at the end of the tunnel. She brings the light back and the combination of her heart and her expertise is the perfect fit for a five star +++. No words can describe how thankful I will always be to her for the rest of my life. Highly recommended! 

Maia Ibar

Saw immediate results in the first visit. Very informative and helpful to get expertises to do daily on your first visit. Anna, was very detailed in what I needed to do to manage some immediate pain and to put me on the right path to healing in the correct way through posture alignment. Highly recommend Postural Healing!

BJ LaVelle

I was dealing with almost a year of chronic shoulder pain before my first visit to Postural Healing.  The shoulder pain was completely gone after a few days of following the exercises that Anna set me up with.  The evaluations are thorough and posture movements are clear.  The phone app exercises give the details needed to follow them confidently and correctly.  She does great follow-up to change the regimen of movements to achieve optimal realignment and strength.  I highly recommend dealing with skeletal/muscular/neuro pain by letting Anna at Postural Healing help you.

Chris Ederer

I heard about Egoscue through a Tony Robbins seminar and was happy to find Anna was located in the twin cities. Bad posture, sitting at a desk job for the past 20 years, and a few sports injuries have all contributed to neck, shoulder, hip, knee problems and overall alignment issues.  In the past I tried yoga, stretching and chiropractic care.  While there was some pain relief it was only temporary and I did not see the results I was hoping for.  After a few sessions with Anna I could see a lot of improvements.  Improved flexibility in my legs which was most noticeable during exercise.  Pain in my middle back was mostly gone but more importantly the effects lasted.  My lower back feels much stronger and my posture has improved while sitting at my desk. Many of the changes I experienced were not expected such as the way I sit while driving, my leg and foot position is much more aligned and I’m able to sit in a seated yoga pose on my calves and thighs without injuring my knees or feet.  My balance is also better, I can now stand on one foot without almost falling over.  Overall I just feel better and much lighter on my feet.  I had been consistently seeing a chiropractor for the past 2 years and since starting Egoscue I have not needed a chiropractor at all.  I’m looking forward to seeing more improvements as I continue this therapy.  Anna is great at understanding your goals and picking out exercises that are right for your body.  I also like that many of the exercises given to me do not have adverse affects; for instance they correct hip flexibly without putting pressure on my knees.   Highly recommend giving Postural Healing a try.

Tom Schiro

I thankfully found Anna by being at the right place at the right time. She was able to give me the guidance and the exercises that I needed to eliminate my neck and clavicle pain. I had already been to a chiropractor and family physician and was really at a point that I was open to trying anything. Within a few weeks, not only was my posture improved but my pain was gone. I will continue to see her for posture coaching because I see how it is already improving my health. I would recommend that you definitely give her an opportunity to help you.

Cynthia Smith

Working with Anna at Postural Healing has helped me better my posture, feel stronger, and feel more confident.  Scheduling is easy and flexible.  She worked with me to customize a series of exercises to strengthen my posture and was mindful of the amount of time I was willing to dedicate each day to doing them.  I highly recommend seeing Anna if you have any issues with posture and/or back pain.

Stephanie Samara

I’ve been working with Anna regularly or 6 months and have felt some profound shifts in my body. You can tell that Anna is passionate about what she does and skilled at making a daily exercise plan that fits your needs and time frame. I would recommend her to anyone that is struggling with chronic pain due to postural misalignment.

Amy Daws

By doing this deceivingly simple therapy faithfully over the last few months, I have avoided rotator cuff surgery. I still have a torn rotator cuff, as many people do, but I no longer have pain in my back, shoulder and neck. I’m much more flexible, am able to lift weights and do everything I want to do, and have better posture than I ever have. I’m actually surprised it’s worked so well because I had done all the physical therapy my orthopedic doctor prescribed. I can’t recommend Anna enough. She is extraordinarily positive, patient and listens carefully. As a nurse, I greatly respect and appreciate her approach to holistic healing.

Denise Musser

At age 68, I had chronic hip pain from osteoarthritis.  My orthopedic surgeon told me I would need a new hip in a few years.  I walked with a limp and had pain at night when I rolled on to that right hip.  After about six months of doing Egoscue prescribed by Anna Forliti, I am pain-free and limp-free.  To tell you the truth, I did not believe this kind of recovery was possible.  I am now age 78 and pain-free.  I highly recommend Anna’s Postural Alignment Therapy (aka Egoscue).

Bill Manahan

Earlier this year, I experienced a severe bout of never-had-before-sciatica.  I was down for the count, bedridden & practicing for my late 90’s — not my current, normally healthy & active 40’s.  I could only lay in one position or stand, but couldn’t walk, sit or find comfort.  I was in bed 23 hours a day for over a MONTH.  To put it lightly, it was a grueling, extremely painful experience.

I tried energy body work, chiropractic, lots of meditation, but nothing seemed to have any lasting affect for relief..until I happened upon the book, Pain Free, as a strong recommendation from a fellow sciatica sufferer. They cited the Egoscue Method as one of the only things that not only finally helped alleviate their pain, but also helped to bring them back to even better health than before.  I ordered it immediately.  Devoured the make-sense information, & did the ecises for low back pain straight away.  My Husband calls it my “walk on water” moment — I went from gingerly shuffling, to standing in the strong foundation of my bones’ designed alignment — and WALKING with confidence again.  All literally in the space of less than 10 minutes!

While my recovery has taken longer than that one session, that experience was hugely impactful & pivotal.  Not only to my healing with regard to my back, but also an awakened awareness & reassurance that I can use this “body bible” going forward to fend off or alleviate any future ailments.

I KNEW I wanted to begin working with an Egoscue practitioner to learn more.  Thankfully, I found Anna’s website & immediately knew she was the one for me.  With her guidance, the Egoscue ecises have helped to create divine alignment & freedom of movement in my body, helping my overcompensating muscles to release with gravity, welcoming my bones to move into their rightful resting/support places, and helping to activate my dormant muscles, inviting them to join the posture party!

Working together, Anna has thoughtfully helped to guide me back to newfound mobility, safety & freedom inside my body.  Also — as a very lucky by-product — I’ve been able to completely recover from a years-long on & off painful bout of plantar fasciitis because of Anna’s teaching about how to correctly walk on our feet, to create the strong arches that we were born with.  WOW!  

I never thought I’d be GRATEFUL for the sciatica experience I went through, but I can honestly say that I AM.  Without that pain, I never would’ve been led to the life-changing, resonance-in-my-bones information of Egoscue, and wouldn’t have had the pleasure of getting to know Anna to help lead me back to health.  

I believe this simple information is foundational to good health, and that it should be taught to everyone at a young age.  The book “Pain Free” has become my favorite gift to give.  And the experience of working with Anna has been quite a gift for me…she’s compassionate, intuitive, attentive, warm & super comfortable to be with.  I would strongly recommend her life-saving services to anyone looking to enjoy better health.

Amber Young

I had back surgery in 2001. I re-injured the same area in 2012 and was told I needed surgery again. Instead, I did rehab programs which got me back to a “serviceable” level. Meaning that every day I would experience anything from mild pain to more significant pain requiring ibuprofen. It frustrated me because while the pain wasn’t debilitating, it was always on my mind. It would cause me to be “off” with friends and family and to avoid certain activities.

I noticed significant improvements immediately after a single month of working with Anna Forliti. And the best part is that after four months, I can honestly say that my back is feeling like it felt before I initially injured it! When I wake up in the morning – the stiffness and pain is gone. It continues to be a fantastic surprise when I wake up each day because when I open my eyes my body is preparing for the old pain of getting out of bed, but none is there!

I would absolutely recommend Postural Healing Programs to anyone dealing with chronic back pain. The method, combined with the sincere interest Anna took in relieving my pain has made a huge positive difference in my day to day life!

Scott Clemente

Initially skeptical, but willing to try anything to alleviate the chronic neck and back pain, numbness and general lack of well-being that I was experiencing, I followed the recommendation of my massage therapist to work with Anna Forliti. And I was pleasantly surprised!

In working with Anna, I have realized the ability within me to alleviate my pain and also to maintain a sense of confidence and well-being. The individualized Postural Healing Program included exercises to address my body’s specific imbalances. Today I am better able to be on the computer and stand for long periods of time which makes my work more enjoyable. I am also able exercise again without the significant level of discomfort I used to experience before working with Anna.

Anna listens well, so I never feel like I’m just another client with back problems. Her individualized approach to working with me is so refreshing! She works in collaboration with recommendations from other professionals of my care team (massage therapist, yoga instructor, chiropractor, and physical therapist) to provide an integrative approach to my treatment. Anna clearly has a passion for helping others along with a strong knowledge base and skills that make her such a valuable health care provider!

Fran Bieganek

Anna is extraordinary and through my work with her, I have not just alleviated my excruciating back and shoulder pain, I have started realigning my posture. The pain relief is astonishing and enduring. As someone who has suffered with back pain for more than 30 years (curved spine, long hours at a desk and traveling around the world on cramped airline seats), I have deep experience with massage, acupuncture and chiropractic work. While those treatments gave me some immediate pain relief, working with Anna is different. She has given me the tools to get at the root causes of my pain, and I am healing.

Brook D. Anderson

I have had back pain and related symptoms for 50 years, and have engaged in many different therapeutic approaches to it. In working with Anna by Skype (she is in Minnesota and I am in Spain) since January 2014, I feel that a miracle is taking place. Through her expert and encouraging way of teaching, Anna is guiding me to learn how to relax and strengthen, how to work with the support of gravity, how to bring breath into movement, how to feel deeply. In addition to my personal experience with Anna, I have referred participants with whom I work in my Integrative Health practice, and all have been very appreciative of their sessions with Anna. She offers extraordinary expertise and a lovely, gentle manner. I give Anna and her work my highest recommendation.

Kathryn Hayward, M.D.

Medical Director. Odyssey Journey: A Collaborative Approach to Wellness

At age 71, it seemed pretty normal for me to have some osteoarthritis of my right hip. Many of my friends had already had hip or knee replacements, so walking with a limp but not having a great deal of pain meant to me that I was doing quite well.  I was amazed and pleased that after three months of working with Anna — and doing my daily Postural Alignment Therapy exercises — I no longer had the limp. Rather than treating a specific problem or disease, Anna’s therapy encourages the body to revisit its normal postural positioning so it can heal itself. I highly recommend seeing Anna. She is a superb and compassionate healer and person.

Bill Manahan, M.D.

Past President, American Holistic Medical Association

A roll over vehicle accident resulted in multiple surgeries. Yoga, pilates, other fitness activities, physical therapy, chiropractic, rolfing and massage therapy gave only temporary pain relief. Then a chronic pain rehabilitation physician advised $2000 botox injections into my muscles. Instead, my family physician recommended Postural Alignment Therapy assessment and training through Anna. Her services are far more cost effective, and come with lasting results if the exercises are done as advised. She professional, compassionate, helpful, insightful, resourceful, informed, reliable and efficient. I recommend her to others who would benefit from rehabilitation due to injury, preventative care for general health and in aging gracefully!

Ruth Marg-Patton, MS, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Luck and serendipity brought me to Anna and the Postural Alignment Therapy. That first visit opened my eyes to a world of possibilities for pain relief with no pills and no invasive treatments. Anna is a natural healer and she presented the Postural Alignment Therapy in exactly the way I needed. It was understandable, accessible, and tangible. My life has changed dramatically. I have been able to eliminate debilitating pain from my legs, hips, lower back and neck. I am an unabashed advocate of Postural Alignment Therapy. Its principles are sound and its claims to offer “pain-free living” are justified.

Catherine G.W.

St. Paul, MN

Postural Alignment Therapy has been the best physical investment I’ve ever made. Anna tailors the workout to the individual’s needs. She really listens and adjusts her treatments accordingly. She is very warm and encouraging, and I think most people would benefit from working with her.

Maureen Messer

St. Paul, MN

“Chronic pain was beginning to effect all aspects of my life. Severe arthritic hip pain was interfering with my ability to walk.  Extreme lack of range of motion and pain in my hip had prevented me from getting on my horse for the prior 3 years.  Upper back pain, which I initially attributed to old age, affected my overall stamina. The simple task of washing dishes became painful and required me sit down for relief. My restricted activity was making me feel less useful as a human being.

My medical doctor was recommending cortisone shots and hip surgery.  He also advised me not to ride my horse now or even after surgery. I felt a little deprived as riding had been a shared activity with my husband.  I did not want to have surgery, so I took the recommendation of a friend to work with Anna Forliti.

This summer on July 23, 2018 after 10 months of working with Anna, I am back on the saddle and ride my horse again!!  It feels satisfying to have achieved this level of fitness.”

Mary Jo Sivertson

“By early 2010 my knee pain was so acute I felt crippled. I was noticeably limping and unable to enjoy doing the things I love most (golfing and dancing). My quality of life had diminished greatly, so I had my knee assessed by a Non-surgical Orthopedic Doctor. The Doctor tried Cortisone injections and suggested physical therapy, but the results were not what I had hoped for. I was still limping and in pain. The doctor then ordered an MRI to determine the root cause of the problem, and to my dismay I was told that I would need a complete knee replacement due to the significant amount of arthritis revealed by the MRI. I scheduled the surgical procedure, and was resigned to the fact that this was the only way to relieve the pain and regain my quality of life.

 

At about this same time, I contacted Anna Forliti who worked with me over the last couple of months. Since then, I no longer limp and my knee pain has reduced by 98%. I’m able once again to dance and look forward to walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart. In addition to feeling better I’ve notice that my posture has greatly improved, which makes me feel younger than I really am.”   

Lee Ferguson

I began working with Anna in late Summer 2012.  I am a pilot in the military and had recently returned from a four month deployment to the Middle East and Central Asia.  As one can imagine, being a pilot requires long hours of sitting which can cause significant back pain and/or discomfort.  My deployment was no exception and progressively, the pain and discomfort associated with the inherent sedentary nature of my work was having a serious impact on my life, to include many sleepless nights, increased stress, and even difficulty exercising.  In addition to my back pain, I had also developed plantar fasciitis while deployed.  Needless to say, I was a “wreck” when I returned home.

I had been referred to Anna and Postural Healing by a message therapist I was seeing at the time who recognized my slowly deteriorating state of health.  Over the next few months of working with Anna, I found postural alignment therapy to be a perfect remedy for my back pain and plantar fasciitis.  In turn, I was sleeping better and was able to literally get back on my feet and begin exercising at the levels I had been used to prior to my deployment.  I also discovered flexibility, movement, and range of motion I never dreamed possible before consulting with Anna. What I like most about the program is it is exclusively natural, it is an evolving process, and can be tailored to meet the needs of the patient.  Additionally, in my experience, the exercises can be done, quite literally, anywhere in the world, and requires no special equipment.

I would absolutely recommend Anna and Postural Healing to anyone. Whether you have a good bill of health, or have struggled with similar pains or discomforts as I have, there is something EVERYONE can benefit from in this program.

 

At about this same time, I contacted Anna Forliti who worked with me over the last couple of months. Since then, I no longer limp and my knee pain has reduced by 98%. I’m able once again to dance and look forward to walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart. In addition to feeling better I’ve notice that my posture has greatly improved, which makes me feel younger than I really am.”   

Grant Webber

St. Paul, MN

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