Lilian is an extraordinary physical therapist—the therapeutic work she does is just transformative, remarkably so given how noninvasive and gentle it is. She knows the human body, how it functions well, and why it—we—go off track! I have also come to value her advice on a wide range of wellness issues, from diet to lifestyle to exercise. She's a superb teacher and a font of wellness wisdom and there's no doubt that my general well-being has improved considerably since I began seeing her. She is clear headed and very straight forward and she appropriately insists that her clients take responsibility for their own health by doing the exercises she recommends at home. To begin seeing Lilian is to take an important step on the path to wellbeing.
Robert Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies and History, Northwestern University
Lilian Holm has changed my life. I have suffered from chronic pain for over 10 years. I became more and more limited in my movement, and afraid to even try any more. As you can imagine, I have seen many, many different physical therapists and other practitioners. No one has been able to help me in any lasting way before Lilian. Between her excellent myofascial release techniques, coaching on proper movement and alignment, and her breadth and depth of health information, I feel like a new person. She is encouraging and has a way of explaining things that keeps me motivated and eager for my next session. Lilian educates you so you can grasp exactly why you need to do certain exercises, and I find this extremely helpful. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Lilian Holm is one of the most amazing women I know. Her depth of knowledge in matters pertaining to physical and mental health is remarkable. As she works on/with my body she also works on my spiritual and mental bodies. Each session is different from the last because she understands what my body tells her I need, not just following some established routine. Following her suggestions on what supplements to take have helped me to feel better and have more energy.
I would recommend Lilian to anyone who has difficulty in any area of their health. Even, for someone who is healthy, I recommend her for a “check up” to see if there are ways to improve her/his health.
With deep appreciation,
How many health practitioners have I had? Western doctors and surgeons, nurses, techs, and traditional physical therapists--too many to count. Massage therapists of every stripe. Feldenkrais, accupuncture, yoga, Chinese medicine, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths, shamans, nutrionists. Talk, emotive, group, energy and metaphysical therapy. Am I done yet?
I hope so. With thanks to all who did their best to help me and the many who did help me progress on my healing path, I hope Lilian is my last body stop. She got me out of chronic pain that surgeons said only a second spine operation would "MAYBE" fix. She straightened out my spine which had been twisted perhaps from birth and/or a very serious auto accident which broke my pelvis.
MFR was/is the ticket, and Lilian the answer. But she is more than a gifted body worker. Lilian is a model for, and a teacher of, self-treatment and care for the body, mind and spirit. She practices healing, not simply restoration of pain-free, restriction-free movement--which would be awesome enough. Yes, Lilian Holm is a true healer.
Janet Mroczek, Age 64
A few years back, I was involved in a very serious pedestrian accident that required prolonged hospitalization and long-term physical therapy. I was referred to Lilian through another physical therapist, and cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I am with her skills and abilities as a physical therapist and myofascial release practitioner.
Lilian is absolutely amazing. Her vast wealth of knowledge on rehabilitation and muscular re-education, coupled with her strong personal comittment to patient well-being make her invaluable to my rehab efforts. She has helped me to make gradual improvements, where no one else could. She values patient input and never ceases to bring creative and effective solutions to help improve issues of mobilty and alignment. I honestly do not know what I would do without her.
Lilian is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional but is also someone who is compassionate and truly cares about people. She has a unique approach to treating the whole person as well as addressing all areas of dysfunction. She is very responsive to her patient's needs.
I have been fortunate to have received treatment from Lilian while experiencing back pain during my pregnancy. She left me painfree, relaxed and rejuvenated. I would recommend Lilian to anyone seeking personalized physical therapy and a true healing experience.
Yael Mirelman, MPT
Lilian has helped me regain so much of my life. When I first came to see her, I was in great pain and taking two Vicodin every six hours. I could barely do the stretching and movements she asked me to do She was always encouraging and positive. I now no longer take Vicodin. I now very seldom have pain in my lower back and hips and if I do, it is mild. I now can walk without a limp. I have been limping since 1996. I now have a method of working on the bursitis in my hips which helps greatly. In the past, I had worked with six different physical therapists and none of them had the knowledge, skill and empathy. I am grateful.
I've been a patient of Lillian's for over 5 years..I have never been to a more caring person! She goes above and beyond regular PT support in every way! Not only does she console me on my physical therapy but she understands how important nutrition is and treats from the inside out. Everyone I've sent to her is blown away! I can't say enough...
I found myself in Lilian's care when I was at my wit's end with drugs and injections for several herniated disks, so called "pain management". Emotionally wrecked from sleepless pain filled nights and on the verge of considering surgery, I took one last shot on a doctor who sent me to Lilian. I wasn't sure how physical therapy was going to help me now when it never had before, but being an eternal optimist I wanted to try.
It is not any kind of exaggeration to say that Lilian changed my life. Her myofascial techniques were unlike anything I had ever experienced and my body responded positively very quickly. Lilian has a gift for interpreting pain and understanding how to help the human body "right" itself. As if that isn't enough she is warm, kind, a sharply witted intellect, and has expert knowledge of foods and how to use them to heal. It is also very clear that she is completely about patient care and invested in lasting healing. I would recommend this wonderful care giver to anyone who will listen.
~Michele Hoffman Trotter
I can't say enough about the help I've received from working with Lilian.
Her expertise and sensitivity have contributed tremendously to help me
heal. When I began working with her I could barely walk 5 or 10 minutes and
was in constant pain. Now I can walk for an hour, my back is significantly better
and the few headaches I have are resolved with home exercises Lilian has
taught me. I have spent years going from body treatment to body treatment and nothing
has helped in my healing journey as much as my sessions with Lilian.
I can’t thank Physical Therapist Lilian Holm, enough for the wonderful work she is doing.
I am a 78 year old cancer patient and am fighting Multiple Myeloma. I have been in excruciating pain, had massages, physical therapy, and numerous epidural injections.
Then one therapist suggested that I give myofascial therapy a try and that is how I found Lilian Holm.
Lillian’s approach is so different, she is not only skilled in her profession but also very caring, she treats the whole person and becomes a friend.
The results of the treatment are not immediately felt, it takes time, trust and patients, but the end results are remarkable. Every session is so relaxing, and one feels the pain slowly decreasing, her teaching and instructions are very helpful too.
I recommend her to everybody seeking help with pain and to improve their health and wellbeing.
In spite of cancer, bone destruction, and spinal problems I am now, for the first and longest time, without pain.
Thank you, Lilian, I will always seek your help should the need come up again and I hope you will be able to help many more suffering people.
“Lilian’s myo-fascial genius extends well beyond the realm of traditional therapies or textbook treatments. I feel so fortunate to be a beneficiary of her services!
I had deteriorated from being a Division-I National Champion athlete - competing after college in triathlons and any athletic endeavors that arose, into a frustrated body enslaved by pain. I was forced to remit fitness and activity a distant memory, replacing them with mornings where I struggled to get out of bed and work days I could hardly endure.
With extensive back injuries filmed and doctor reviews recommending surgery as my only remedy, Lilian emerged with a glimmer of hope in her alternative approach. Her acute diagnosis of my situation identified pain factors overlooked in my innumerable specialist and PT visits. From there her healing hands and well-honed myo-fascial technique dissolved my constant pain, and in little time give me a new lease on life.
Lilian’s gift of healing is matched only by her insightful approach to comprehensive patient wellness. I owe a debt of gratitude to her for the opportunities she has since afforded me in a pain-free, surgery-avoided life.”
After 5 surgeons, 12 chiropractors and 15 physical therapists I finally met Lilian and realized amazing results. Each of the surgeons told me I required disc surgery and the chiropractors and therapists practiced outdated techniques that involved hard twists and overuse of my muscles. That was five years ago. When I met Lilian she changed my life. She integrates physical therapy through gentle manipulation with biofeedback and home-based therapies that are easy to do and do not stress your muscles. Through Lilian my life has been changed. I would recommend anyone to see her whether your problems area pulled muscle to a more chronic and seriouscondition, as mine.
Jim Calabrese, age:45
We all have favorites when it comes to food, sports, places to see, seasons and so on....., well I have a favorite person ( after my family I better add....) and that is Lilian! Really, she has changed my life and that is no exaggeration.I have been with her for a few years now and I wish you could have seen my stiff , non flexible body when I first came to her. I have seen chiropractors ( good ones ) and PT's but not until I came to Lilian was I really helped. I don't have enough superlatives for her, she takes time to explain in detail what is going on with my body, she is so knowledgeable in her field , she cares about you from the inside out! She is a star and there are not enough stars to praise her!!
Ingmari Samuelson Wahlgren