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"Shelby - I went to my orthopedist today to talk about my ankle. We discussed my leg as well. He actually said you "saved my life"! Thank you again."
- Nancy, New York City, March 2018

 

"Shelby is phenomenal. His understanding of the human body... unbelievable." - Miles C., New York City, March 2018

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He has an uncanny ability to recognize and help any problem related to muscles, connective tissue, joints, etc. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his wife Kate to everyone with pain, discomfort, etc.

Miles C., New York City, March 2018

 

"This work has literally changed my body and relieved a great deal of discomfort. I have Kate and Shelby to thank for that." - Tom P., New York City, December 2010

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I had a car accident 15 years ago and luckily escaped major injury. What was not apparent to me at the time and for several years thereafter, was that patterns were then established in my body that turned into issues much later.

 

About 5 years after the accident (10 years ago), I began to experience pain in my upper back and I sought a remedy to alleviate that pain. For the next ten years, I tried chiropractic (including saline shots in my back), acupuncture, massage therapy, Pilates, yoga, cupping….. you name it, I tried it!

 

Finally I settled on weekly massage to achieve some temporary relief. After 18 months of weekly massage with an excellent massage therapist who worked very deeply, my massage therapist suggested that I try Structural Integration because we weren’t really getting anywhere. Thankfully, I was referred to Kate Hildebrandt. It was through Kate that I was able to achieve lasting relief from my discomfort – much more than the hour or two of relief that the other methods provided. Kate also determined that my ribs were out of place, something NO ONE before could determine – not even through X-Ray. I learned that massage therapists are not trained to feel such things.

 

Structural Integration is much different than massage. For me, Kate also banished the commonly held notion that Structural Integration is very painful. While the work can be intense, Kate is very gifted at what she does and the intensity has never approached that of a deep tissue massage and trust me, I’ve had plenty of them. I also worked with Shelby and he too is excellent.

 

I highly suggest Structural Integration to anyone who is having a physical problem and certainly recommend Kate and Shelby to anyone in the New York City area. This work has literally changed my body and relieved a great deal of discomfort. I have Kate and Shelby to thank for that.
Tom P., New York City, December 2010

 

“After my nasty fall and twisted knee, you knew just what to do! I feel so much more centered and practically NO pain."  - Sara M., New York City, October 2010

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Dear Kate,

 

Thanks for the amazing session this afternoon. After my nasty fall and twisted knee, you knew just what to do! I feel so much more centered and practically NO pain. That’s a bit of magic in my opinion. I can walk without limping now and can even climb up and down stairs. I’m very grateful ! As usual your hands feel like gifts from a higher power, even though I know it is really that you totally know what you are doing. Thank you!
Sara M., New York City, October 2010

 

"I went to see Shelby because of a back injury and he didn’t just correct that, he made my ankles and knees feel better than they have in 10 years." - Jason H., New York City, February 2011

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I just finished my 10 sessions with Shelby in January 2011 and my body has never felt better.

 

I went to see Shelby because of a back injury and he didn’t just correct that, he made my ankles and knees feel better than they have in 10 years. The holistic approach has helped me tremendously.

 

I would highly recommend Shelby, even if you don’t have an injury, just for overall health correction. In my recent annual physical with my Doctor, I told him that I thought Shelby’s work was magic.
Jason H., New York City, February 2011

 

"A ten series to realign my structure was the key to a pain free life! Working on your connective tissue through Structural Integration is a million times more rewarding than a deep tissue massage." - Melissa V., New York City, August 2011

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I discovered Structural Integration after a cycling accident that spiraled my chronic migraines to a debilitating daily occurrence. I tried all avenues including the Western approach of medication and the Eastern energy healing through Acupuncture but was amazed to discover working with Shelby through a ten series to realign my structure was the key to a pain free life!

 

Shelby is a true healer and as he says, “The fascia never lies!” I keep bi-monthly appointments and continue to see improvements in my body.

 

Working on your connective tissue through Structural Integration is a million times more rewarding than a deep tissue massage. As a yoga teacher, I recommend Shelby to all my students, especially those with chronic pain.
Melissa V., New York City, August 2011

 

"I can’t speak enough about how much Structural Integration has helped my quality of life." - Lea M., New York City, August 2011

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Shelby and Kate,

 

I can’t thank you enough for the work that you have both done over the years on my shoulder. Kate, when I first came to you after 6 months of Physical Therapy for my left shoulder which was broken in two places, I still had restricted range of motion. After two weeks into my ten sessions, I had full range of motion in my left shoulder and the pain had subsided considerably.

 

I can’t speak enough about how much Structural Integration has helped my quality of life……………it beats Physical Therapy hands down!!! I highly recommend Structural Integration in addition to the traditional prescribed Physical Therapy for anyone who has sustained an injury.
Lea M., New York City, August 2011

 

"I've noticed a huge difference in my life. Structurally my body has shifted. Pain that I had in my back is no longer there and I feel as if my body has evened out."
- Jen R., New York City, August 2011

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I've wanted to try Structural Integration for many years but never got around to it. I came to Kate by a recommendation from a friend. I felt comfortable with Kate from the moment I met her. She is extremely knowledgeable about the body.

 

Kate immediately picked up on all of my imbalances. I've completed the 10 series and I've noticed a huge difference in my life. Structurally my body has shifted. Pain that I had in my back is no longer there and I feel as if my body has evened out.

 

I felt so good after completing the 10 series that I decided to dance again! After having a professional dance career for 20 years I stopped dancing due to injuries. I knew structural integration was just what I needed to help break through some of the former injuries. It did just that and more. I am dancing again and couldn't feel better.
Jen R. - New York City

 

"I cannot let another day go by with out telling you about the powerful results of my first (1st!) session with you.."
- Jan N., New York City, June 2013

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Hi Shelby,
I cannot let another day go by with out telling you about the powerful results of my first (1st!) session with you.

 

Yes I am standing upright and effortlessly with my shoulders back for the first time in decades.

 

But most importantly.... I am pain free!

 

In the weeks leading up to our session I was suffering from severe sciatic pain.. Sometimes it was so extreme it would wake me up at night. After our session I felt greatly improved and by the next morning, and in the week since, I have not even had a tinge. My routine, my shoes, purse etc. remain the same. The only change for me was our session.

 

This is powerful work and you are a gifted practitioner. Thank you. I cannot wait until our next session.

 

Wishing you the very best,
Jan

Structural Integration of Chelsea   |   Kate -  (212) 580-1147   |  Shelby - (917) 859-6502