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testimonials

people I've helped:

As a client, I've benefited from Jonina's communication skills, attention to detail and physical manipulation while both diagnosing and treating my injuries and aliments.
-A.H.

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Jonina has a thorough understanding of the human body and how it is supposed to work. She is able to communicate that clearly and in a way I can relate to.  She has helped me through a few physical hiccups with my knee and neck, and also to strengthen my yoga practice.
-K.B.

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I came to Jonina after many months of terrible back pain, and my sessions with her were nothing short of amazing.  She gave me challenging and effective exercises to do between our sessions, and also detailed information about how to accomplish everyday tasks and chores without doing harm to my body.  Because of my PT sessions and yoga classes with Jonina, I am finally pain free, and I also know more about how to protect myself from future injury." 
-C.W.

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Jonina Turzi is a young woman who truly has impacted my life and my overall well-being.  I am a 50 something woman who has experienced degenerative disc disease and undergone a cervical decompression/fusion surgical procedure.  I underwent physical therapy under her capable hands before and after surgery spanning a two year period.  All I can say is that today I am symptom free and at 100% capacity.  She worked with me, taught me how to adjust myself to obtain proper posture, gave me exercise techniques and manually adjusted me to give me maximum comfort during my ordeal.  I look back at our PT time together fondly because I consider Jonina a dear friend.  She is infused with positive energy and has a wonderful outlook on life.  She is intelligent, professional, ethical and extremely knowledgeable in her field. Anyone who crosses her path, for whatever reason, will be impacted by the incredible person she is and leave their time with her with a smile.
-J.B.

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Jonina constantly seeks to improve her skills in all areas of her profession.  She understands the mind/body/spirit connection through her ongoing teaching and study of yoga.  Couple that with her constant physical therapy study and growing practice, and it is apparent that her clients are treated to levels of relief that are not possible from others.  She listens, observes, and treats her patients to improvement in health (some say inside and out!).  Her compassion and expertise are inspiring and healing.
-J.T.

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"I started doing yoga with Jonina, looking for a good workout. I found a real partnership. Jonina taught me that yoga is much more than a good workout. In addition her skills as a physical therapist have enabled me to continue my practice when I otherwise would have had to take a break. Her combination of sound skills, good values and charisma has greatly benefited me."
-M.L.

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Jonina has been my “guru” when it comes to learning how to align and balance my body correctly.

I’ve been her yoga student since her “debut” as a teacher at Evolution, and she also "fixed my shoulder" with her special Physical Therapy approach.

She cares deeply about her students and patients, and it is wonderful to be able to count on her.

What else can I say? It’s like “two for one!”
-E.D.

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I came to Jonina for help after beating up my body by completing six triathlons in three months. I was convinced I needed knee surgery and had even gone through the process of speaking to an orthopedic surgeon. With a few simple exercises and my first ever introduction to the foam roller I was back to my healthy self within two weeks. No surgery, no scars, and ever since - no knee problems.
-M.M.

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Before Jonina began working with me I felt OK. I thought I was a little uncomfortable in certain parts of my body. After a few sessions with Jonina I began to realize how bad I had actually felt because I began to see and feel unbelievably incredible. It's sort of like your first pair of glasses; until you can see, you don't realize how much you're missing!
-L.S.

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“We have twins, and one of our sons was struggling to crawl for weeks!  He was growing increasingly frustrated watching his brother cruise around the room while he just couldn’t figure it out.  He spent the afternoon with Jonina while she patiently corrected him and helped him lift his stomach from the ground again and again.  To our surprise, the next day he used what he learned and pushed himself up on his arms and began to crawl like his brother.  He was thrilled with his new ability (much to the cat’s dismay)”
-J.T.

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Jonina was extremely knowledgable about my unique needs as a new mom of twins.  She understood the challenges of carrying 13 lbs of baby and the toll it took on my back and tailbone in particular.  Her combination of medical knowledge and yoga techniques made for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan. 
-T.T.

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 “I find Jonina’s approach to spinal cord issues very practical, and very effective.  She identifies an issue based on how it impairs functioning, and then she identifies the system (muscle, bone, tendon, nerve, etc.) in which the issue presents itself.    Her therapy addresses the system.  She explains the interconnectedness in the system as she teaches stretches and exercises designed to make the system function with less or no pain.  I don’t want drugs to mask my pain.  I want to know what causes it.  Jonina gives me that insight, which I greatly appreciate.”
-J.H.

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"Doing physical therapy with Jonina helped me come back from an injury much more quickly and surely than I could have otherwise. I broke my ankle, and four months later ran a five-mile race! The combination of manual therapy, home exercises, and learning about body mechanics was terrific."
-M.C.

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When my frozen shoulder began to celebrate too many birthdays I consulted Jonina who applied a combination of deep tissue manipulation [J--insert proper terminology here] and sustained yoga poses to loosen up the adhesions [edit for correctness). It was uncomfortable and painful at times, but I began seeing improvement within weeks, and over time have regained almost full range of motion. Her combination of good humor, compassion and toughness worked for me. 
-S.S.

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"A delightful and truly professional therapist to work with.  She manages to integrate physical therapy with manual therapy and draw upon what is helpful from Yoga to help with frustratingly complicated neuromuscular  disorders.   Jonina accomplishes this with a cerebral sense of humor that keeps one motivated and focused." 
-C.S.

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I met Jonina when my doctor recommended physical therapy for my sciatic pain. Jonina made p.t. fun by challenging me with exercise, stretching and basic yoga.  She also taught me how proper movement would relieve my pain. My sciatica is gone.  Thanks Jonina for your perceptive analysis and understanding of my problem.”
-P.A.

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Jonina listens, she processes, and she responds both logically and intuitively.  A tireless and energetic professional, she genuinely cares about the people she encounters and their quality of their lives.  You will love her energy and her consistently upbeat and positive approach.    
-M.H.

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Fate was kind!  My wrist were killing me and I ended up under Jonina's PT care.  Wrist problems were solved and exercises for maintaining healthy wrist were part of the package.   I then discovered "Jonina yoga!"  Her pace, attention to the subtlety of posture, and ability to sculpt her brand of yoga to a variety of skill levels and body types is extraordinary.  She offers a perfect and insightful blend of PT knowledge and yoga; good for the body and soul.  Yea, I'm a fan!
-J.B.

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I have known Jonina for 10+ years, as a personal friend, gym "buddy", etc.. But, in the past 3-4 years, I have taken her classes and have also been a patient under her care for physical therapy.

She is dedicated to details, very meticulous in her instructions and movements.  She is filled with knowledge and that becomes quite apparent whether you take her yoga classes or need her medical help through  physical therapy. She does combine these two disciplines magnificently. Many kudos to Jonina!!
-C.E.

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Jonina is helping me fix long standing alignment problems which were causing pain and, I fear, leading to long term joint degeneration.  No doctor, physical therapist or personal trainer has been able to help me before now.  I’d call it a miracle if I didn’t have to work so hard myself in her sessions!
-F.S.

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Jonina combines a professional passion for knowledge with a personal passion for empowering others to realize their human potential.  She is an amazing and enlightened yoga instructor and a caring and thorough physical therapist.  I trust her and am inspired by her!
-C.S.

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“Jonina displays excellent customer focus.  She suggested that I bring my bicycle and stationary trainer in so she could analyze me while riding.  Jonina determined my recurring quad strains were due to poor form which she corrected on the spot.  What a great help!”
-J.F.

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“Jonina makes learning yoga fun and makes beginners feel at ease.”
-F.D.

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I consider myself to be a pretty health-conscious, self-aware person who has suffered from too many aches and pains at a most youthful age.   (You can reword that--I'm 41: ) )  You have showed me how the most basic things that I do really make a difference it my well-being.  Read:  don't just think about how I run, think about how I stand, sit, etc.  Your eye is so fine-tuned;  you picked up alignment issues that experienced doctors and physical therapists were not able to detect.  That you are trained in physical therapy and yoga and continue to hone your expertise with a diligent pursuit of continuing education keeps you on the cutting edge. Your positive personality and approach is motivating and your results are life-changing.  
-A.F.

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Jonina is awesome! Her incredible knowledge of the workings of the body, coupled with her awesome teaching style make her a not-to-be missed yoga instructor (and person!)  With loving kindness, Jonina has been able to help me to be the best I can be!  Thank You Jonina!  
-L.L.

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Jonina weaves the spiritual into the physical healing process through an amazing personal connection while combining physical therapy and yoga.
-L.W.

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Avoided surgery. Feelin' great! Thank you Jonina!
-C.A.

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Jonina is helping me fix alignment problems causing pain which no doctor, physical therapist or personal trainer has been able to help me with before!
-E.S.

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Jonina changed my world! In 30 minutes she diagnosed issues with my back and my posture which had haunted me for decades.
-S.W