I can barely put into words the gratitude I hold in my heart for Kay Hogan. My son, Diego, had femoral leg lengthening surgery when he was eleven years old. Kay provided Hellerwork and Alexander lessons for nearly a year prior to surgery, so that he could be in the best shape possible going in. Afterward, we quickly abandoned the traditional physical therapists; their methods proved ineffective as well as terrifying and painful for my son.
Kay guided Diego through his recovery over the course of nine months, bringing his body back into proper alignment and helping him regain use of his leg. His surgeon was certain that Diego would not walk normally for at least a year, but four months after the completion of the lengthening process, Diego proudly displayed walking, running and jumping for his doctor.
Incredulous, the surgeon exclaimed, "What did you do?" Diego replied, "Easy. Kay helped me." Kay is a gifted body worker and teacher, as well as an emotional rock.
Kay Hogan's deep soft tissue mobilization by Hellerwork is a major contribution to the care of keyboard injuries, such that many patients experience complete relief or significant improvement of this troubling difficulty. Kay's teaching of the Alexander Technique further aids their recovery and they are often able to return to work.
Quality bodywork was always an essential component during my career as a professional dancer. During a difficult transition period, Kay provided excellent care that allowed my body to heal and strengthen. Her professionalism and years of experience, combined with her unique talent and generosity of spirit, enabled me to emerge pain- free and with a new sense of confidence.
Former Principal Dancer, Oakland Ballet
Ballet Mistress, Menlowe Ballet Company
Master Teacher, Ballroom Dance Teachers College
In all my 20 years of dance, Kay's work has helped more than any other treatment to work through and heal from some painful injuries, as well as learn skills to prevent future injuries.