| Scott Bailey,
Able to Ski 3 Months After Total Shoulder Replacement
| Alaskan Skier
Able To Return To Her Favorite Activities
| Pam T.
| Steve Wilson,
Alaska Biathlon Association
“Zuzana’s talk and demonstration on injury prevention was timely and the right combination demonstration and lecture to send the message home. In addition to the practical advice Zuzana gave, her presence and credentials at our camp sent a message to US Biathlon that Alaska is where the action is.”
| Tim Burke,
4 Time Biathlon Olympian
| Scott Bailey,
Cross Country Skiing 3 Months
| Frederic Wilson,
| Seth Downs,
| Shannon Brockman,
| Klaire Rhodes,
Ultra Marathon & Mountain Runner
“I first saw Zuzana at Runner’s Edge Alaska over a year ago for a running-related injury and was immediately impressed by her expertise. As a competitive runner who runs high mileage, I appreciate that my PTs understand my goals as an athlete and do so much more than just tell me to rest. I love that Runner’s Edge comes to my home and is always able to see me almost right away. Over the past year, I’ve seen both Zuzana and Natalie for various small injuries, and each one has been resolved after following their prescribed programs. I always leave each appointment feeling like I have a better understanding of my body and its mechanics. I have recommended Runner’s Edge to several friends — and they have all had success as well! I owe so much gratitude to Zuzana and Natalie for keeping me healthy so I can keep running and racing!”
| A Thankful Mother
| Wendy Doran
| Taylor Turney
| Becky Hauser
| Tanner Johnson
| Mike F.
“I hike and backpack in the Adirondack mountains often, it was all easy and fun until climbing steep elevations started to become more difficult on my knees and I felt I was slowing down. I thought I needed to run more, until Natalie and I spoke when she was in town visiting. She explained the best way to train for hiking is with strength training before I build up my endurance.
Attending a fitness gym was new to me, Natalie created a program for me to build muscular strength and stamina. Last weekend, I backpacked up one of the high peaks to collect my winter 46 peaks, and my knees and leg strength held up so well and I felt like I could go for another hike the next day. This was a great result and I’m glad she got me into fitness and lifting.
While we worked remotely via Telehealth, I used her lifting technique videos so I knew how to properly do each exercise. We had weekly video chat sessions, and she made individualized modifications in my program each week, and the accountability got my snowball rolling. I’m much more confident with lifting in the gym, running, and hiking. Thanks, Natalie!”
| Patti C
“I originally reached out to Runners Edge Alaska because of an ankle injury I sustained during marathon training. Zuzana and Natalie are both knowledgeable and easy to work with. With their encouragement and expertise, I overcame my injury and completed that marathon. I am now working on a 4-week strength training program with Natalie. She customizes workouts to each individual’s needs and goals. I enjoy the demonstration videos that Natalie provides for each exercise. I have new confidence in the gym that I had not possessed before. “
| Christina Gerber
| Alicia Ferratusco
“Had 8 sessions with Natalie for a neck/shoulder injury and issues with my left hip. Natalie helped me A LOT, both through deep tissue massage and targeted exercises. My pain level has decreased significantly and I feel that I now have the tools and exercises I need to get my body back into alignment. I worked with PTs in the past, but nobody was able to really me figure this out before. I highly recommend doing PT with Natalie, especially if you have a complex set of issues like I had.”
“I saw Natalie at Runner’s Edge for their 8 Week at-home PT Guided Exercise program. She created a workout program to build strength and muscle that I could do without having to go to a gym. She came to my house and saw what I had available to me (like free weights, bands, stairs, etc) and created a personal plan for me. She helped me shape my nutrition to better fuel myself and my muscle growth, and helped me modify and plan for when I was away from home (camping, etc).
I am in my early 40s and am interested in addressing the muscle and bone loss that can happen at this age. Natalie was so knowledgeable about working with female physiology and how our hormonal cycles can affect our training. I am an active person, but not an athlete in a particular sport, and she was able to explain the reasoning behind her suggestions. She was particular about my posture for weight lifting and had some very helpful adjustments to address any discomfort that arose.
I’m feeling great and have no injuries! I’ve noticed improved mood and my pants are fitting better, although weight loss was not my goal. Natalie was so positive, encouraging, and cheerful in each of our sessions, both in-person and virtual. I’m grateful for her guidance and for getting me organized in a way that was tailored to my needs, timeframe, and ability.”
| A Dedicated Runner
| Laurie R.
| John Wood,
“I competed in a couple of my favorite local ski races, although fitness was an issue. I experienced lapses in proprioception caused by my knee’s replacement – I would plant a pole on a ski and suddenly fall.
About 15 months after the replacement, I begin to see Dr. Zuzana Rogers to receive treatment for lingering body imbalances, proprioception issues, and muscle pains in my left knee area. Dr. Rogers skillfully diagnosed the root cause of most of my problems and devised specific physical therapy routines as treatment. My training continued to go well, and by March I was as fit as I was going to be! It would be fun to do the World Masters Championships again someday. I now know that my new knees are not my limitation.”
Excerpt from, Master Minds: Life at 71 on Two Artificial Knees: 2019 World Masters… Read the whole article here!