Zeina is remarkable. Her guidance has helped us stand taller, walk faster and avoid back surgery. She is a life saver and a body saver!
-Gerson Jacobs, Marilyn Jacobs and Michael Jacobs
I had been told I needed back surgery, was in pain, and discouraged before I started a program with Zeina at Synergy Pilates. At Synergy, I have significantly strengthened my core, and been taught essential stretching techniques. As a physical therapist, Zeina thoroughly understood my back issues and has designed specific programs for me. Thanks to her fine work, I am now back to hiking Mt Tam, traveling, and living the active life I had before.
I was referred to Zeina by the folks at Dance Arts Studio because my dance instructors wanted me to be able to perform dance moves more effectively. I went because my left hip and right shoulder had been giving me pain for about 5 years. I didn’t know about inflammation. Zeina was very gentle with me. She worked with me in private sessions twice a week for about a year or longer to strengthen my core muscles (which were very, very weak) and to bring balance to my body. I persevered – on trust alone — because I didn’t really understand the power of physical therapy and pilates at that time. I have not had any pain in my left hip in about 6 months. It is completely normal. My right shoulder has also returned to normal. My physical balance when I am walking or dancing is excellent!
I’m glad Zeina is so much younger than me because I intend to work with her for the rest of my life. Based on what I have experienced so far, I am convinced working with her will keep my body supple and strong as I move into my 60’s. That’s a great investment in me!!!
Dancing with Source
I have been coming to see Zeina Grifoni since she started working in Marin County in 2002. I began Pilates in the wake of an injury, to improve my Ball Room Dancing and have continued ever since. As a result, I have been able to recover from other minor injuries, and be pain and ache free! Zeina uses a combination of Physical Therapy and Pilates in each of our sessions which makes her practice unique. She is able to fix the mechanics of my body in order to prevent injury, and has a gentle but demanding manner that makes even non-exercisers, such as myself, benefit from her work and return for more. I plan on coming to see Zeina for the rest of my whole life, it is my investment in “me”! With the combination of Physical Therapy and Pilates, I know that I will continue to be able to dance, teach piano, and walk all day long!
Marisa’s Piano Studio (415) 479-5386
-SYNERGY+ Physical Therapy & Pilates Studio
500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507, Corte Madera, CA 94925 • 415.924.2228