Transforming my Core
Vicki is an exceptional Pilates instructor who enriches her students by coaching us on lifestyle and belief systems to support the physical changes which can change lives.
In my early 70’s I took on the challenge of transforming my core. Vicki knows when to push and when to be my cheerleader. In our sessions, she describes how I am sometimes working against myself, offering strategies on how I can self correct. I truly believe my body would be in decline had I not found her and taken up her challenge.
In 1996 and before beginning treatment with Ms. Mosse, I was suffering from chronic and debilitating back and leg pain, caused by a diagnosis of Spondylolisthesis. I was unable to walk, stand, sit or drive for anything other than a short period of time. I wore a Levitor back brace full time and had been treated with chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, D.O. manipulations, Feldenkrais, a Tens machine, as as well as a steroid spinal epidural and up to 16 Tylenol per day. A spine specialist, neurologist and orthopedist had been consulted.
Our work together has left me pain free without medication. I am now playing tennis 6 days a week for 1-2 hours, walking 1 hour daily, as well as 1 hour weight room sessions 2-3 times a week. My life was restored. Ms. Mosse is in my directory under “Miracle Worker.”
An Integral Part of the Support Team
Before I started going to Vicki’s Pilates classes, I experienced a lot of weakness in my joints and my severe scoliosis had gotten worse over the years. This curtailed my movements and gave me considerable pain at times. As I attended Vicki’s classes and had the occasional private session over several years, I became stronger and more flexible.
The important thing for me was to attend her classes regularly and stay as active as possible outside of class. Vicki was an integral part of the support team that improved my quality of life, and as a female in my 60s this is very important. Why am I not continuing to take classes? Only because we are now living six hours apart.
I hope the people in her new community recognize the tremendous resource they have in their midst and take advantage of Vicki’s passion, skill, and the compassion she has for the people who come to her.
Helped Me Make Life Changes
“Vicki Mosse was my my Pilates Therapist for about 18 years. I was referred by a fellow tennis player who had been going to her even longer. I have been active in sports my whole life and found myself dealing with back issues and waking up achy in the mornings. I can honestly say Vicki was the key to my continued participation in the sports I loved and so much more. Her encouragement, combined with her broad and excellent expertise, saw me through some serious health issues which eventually involved two head surgeries. Her knowledge of Pilates, Strain/Counterstrain, nutrition, and healthy life practices not only helped me make life changes, but my son, husband, and many friends as well. For years, access to her studio was across town, but it was worth every minute of the drive!
Vicki has the heart and caring for her work. She has reasonable rates for her services, which is more evidence of her commitment to individual wellness and well-being. I miss her as a therapist and a dear friend!
Pilates is My Something!
Ever do something that leaves you feeling so good you wish for everyone to do it so to experience the same good feeling?! Well, that is how I feel about Pilates.
I credit this to Vicki and her care and dedication.
I took weekly Pilates classes from Vicki. Both a private session using the equipment, and a small, group session mat class. Both were fun, challenging, and fantastic work-outs, yet quite different from one another. When I began I had my share of body issues: aches and pains, lack in balance and strength, stiffness…the things so many of us complain about. Looking back, and in comparison to now, I was feeling pretty lousy. With Vicki’s vast knowledge of anatomy, she helped me understand the ‘what and the why’ and worked with me to transform my body with a lasting outcome in mind. The core strength and flexibility which came from her comprehensive approach to Pilates, set me on a path of physical well-being.
Pilates is my something! I can’t imagine my life without it at this point. I say, gift your body the experience. You will be happy you did!
Vicki has changed my life!!
Vicki has changed my life!! I started taking Pilates with Vicki out of curiosity – I had no idea what it really was! Now 8 (?) years later and 71, I can’t imagine NOT doing Pilates! Vicki’s teaching style is clear, thorough, and fun! She is a terrific Pilates instructor, and her knowledge of physiology really helps to clarify what we are trying to accomplish!! She explains/demonstrates how to do different moves, and why they are beneficial. I know I am stronger, have better balance, – and NO MORE Back Pain!! I can work in my garden for hours, and not regret it the next day! Vicki teaches you how to integrate Pilates into your daily activities – a benefit which I have found invaluable!!! She has given me tools that allow me to take responsibility for my own well-being – and they work!! We are SO fortunate to have her right here in the neighborhood!!
Postpartum Meets Pilates
“Vicki is fantastic. Whether it’s strictly Pilates, or more a more Athletic Trainer focus, she’ll pinpoint what’s going on in your body and get you on track for improving strength and flexibility.
I found her two years postpartum, out of shape from too much sitting at my desk job; she got me into a great routine and back in shape. (Of course you get more when you follow through with homework assignments.)”
Amazed at the New Me
I have been working with Vicki for three years and I continue to be amazed at the new me. When I began I was physically weak and unsure whether I would even be able to do Pilates. With Vickie’s amazing support and step by step approach she tailored a program for my special needs in a way that I experienced success. She has truly been an angel in my life and has been instrumental in helping me re establish my sense of strength, well being and quality of life.
A Wonderful Teacher
Vicki helped me 5 years ago when I had a problem with some scar tissue from a surgery. Applying her skills (knowledge of muscles, bone and soft tissue) I had immediate relief from the pain and a set of exercises to permanently remedy the issue. In the process she introduced me to Pilates. I joined a weekly class in her studio and have continued to this day. Pilates has improved my flexibility and core strength. Vicki is a wonderful teacher. Small class size permitted her to provide individual feedback. It also allowed her to modify the exercises to meet any limitations participants might have. Vicki has moved. My loss is your gain. Sincerely,
Real Men do Pilates
Who says real men don’t do Pilates? I’m an over fifty male runner and occasional triathlete. Several years ago a friend recommended Vicki for help with a nagging injury. Vicki didn’t just treat the symptoms. She identified the root cause and developed an exercise and stretching program that solved the problem once and for all. I’ve continued to work with Vicki almost every week since then because Vicki helps me feel and perform better. Stretching and core work should be a regular part of everyone’s exercise and life program. Vicki makes it effective and fun.
Pilates mat classes
I took Pilates mat classes from Vicki Mosse for almost ten years – one of the best things I ever did. After learning the principles of Pilates: how to do the movements, how to breathe and how to use my core muscles, I am more confident with what I am able to do physically and in my ability to function without soreness or injury. I am definitely stronger, more flexible, and know my own body better: bones, muscles, tendons – I learned so much from the mat sessions.
One of the best parts of the class was how Vicki would get right down next to us on the floor to demonstrate exactly how to do the exercises. She always paid very close attention to what and how you were doing. I’ve never had such close, personal attention and teaching.
I regret that Vicki moved away from Portland, her new clients are very lucky!
Thanks to Pilates
At 65, I am much stronger and more flexible than I have been for many years, and it’s because of Pilates. I can work longer and harder in my garden without getting stiff and sore because I have learned the how to bend and squat and how to do it right. I have been taking classes from Vicki for three years and feel so lucky because she is skillful and patient, and because she is so capable and knowledgeable. If you wish to do your body a favor, consider Pilates with Vicki.
Vicki Taught Me Well
“When I turned 40, I began to have lower back pain. My doctor suggested yoga or a core fitness class but I did not enjoy either. I tried Pilates with Vicki Mosse at Dynamic Therapies and Body Change Pilates. It was amazing. The Pilates workout has strengthened my core and increased my flexibility. Vicki adjusted my workouts to my personal needs. She was very good at correcting my body positions during practice. I am now able to practice Pilates at home because Vicki taught me well. I would recommend Pilates from Dynamic Therapies with Vicki Mosse to a person of any age or fitness level.”
Portland Oregon. September, 2018