Therapy appointments are conducted either in-person at my studio in San Diego, California or online via Skype. The initial appointment lasts for 90 minutes and begins with a review of your health history and goals.
A full posture assessment is conducted at the first visit using posture photos with a plumb line inserted into the front, left, back, and right side views of the photos. If the appointment is conducted via Skype, posture photos are taken using screen shots. The posture assessment is a collaborative process where your own observations of your body matter just as much as mine.
Once the assessment is completed, you will be assigned a customized sequence of stretches and exercises called a daily menu. Most clients will need to do their menu once per day, and some will need to do their menu twice per day for best results. Your menu will take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on what you need and what you are realistically able to do.
Follow up sessions last for 45 minutes and are scheduled one to two times per week to start. In your second appointment, you will be instructed in detail on the correct form of your exercises. Learning how to do the exercises correctly, and learning how to feel the changes in your body is a process that takes time, and multiple sessions for most people.
In subsequent sessions your exercise routine will be reviewed with you to ensure you are staying on track, posture will be re-assessed, and your exercises will be adjusted on an as-needed basis in order to promote progress.
Initial Session: $235, 90 minutes
For the following therapy plans, the initial session (90 minutes) is included in the therapy plan. Subsequent sessions last for 45 minutes.
8 Session Therapy Plan: 2 payments of $660, or $1,254 paid in full (5% discount)
* 2 sessions per week for 4 weeks or 1 session per week for 8 weeks
16 Session Therapy Plan: 4 payments of $540, or $2,052 paid in full (5% discount)
* 2 sessions per week for 8 weeks or 1 session per week for 16 weeks
Therapy plan payments plans are due: 1st payment on day of signing, 2nd payment 4 weeks out, 3rd payment (if applicable) 8 weeks out, 4th payment (if applicable) 12 weeks out.
Therapy Plan Cancellation Policy: There is a $250 cancellation fee when Therapy Plans are cancelled before all payments are made.
Continuation Sessions: Continuation sessions can be scheduled as you go at the rate of $175, or once you complete your therapy plan you can continue with a package of 8 continuation sessions for $999. Continuation sessions are valid for 6 months and must be purchased within one week of completing the therapy plan.
My home studio is located in Encinitas, California. The address will be sent to you once your appointment is booked. All appointments are booked in the Pacific time zone.
See what clients have to say…
“My hip pain started in earnest in October 2015 and gradually built to the point where I had continual sciatic and joint pain, no matter what I did. I basically had to stop doing everything; not much fun when you teach martial arts.
After physio and acupuncture (which relieved pain for a short period) I was put on the waiting list for an MRI, and with a few months to wait started looking to see if I could help myself.
I came across Maryann through an article she had written for Breaking Muscle. The hip pain she described was almost identical to mine. I did some research into the Egoscue system she mentioned and got in touch.
Now here’s the problem. I live in Glasgow, Scotland, over 5000 miles and 8 hours away from Maryann, so popping round for a visit wasn’t really an option but with the wonders of the internet that really wasn’t an issue. Through Skype Maryann could check my body alignment and easily demonstrate the wide range of prescribed exercises. My only problem with the video link is that whilst I’m in a grey and rainy Glasgow, it always seems to be sunny in California!
Maryann’s enthusiasm for what she does is infectious and she certainly knows her stuff. There is no sugar coating the message she delivers: ‘if you do the exercises you’ll improve, if you don’t, you won’t.
The MRI confirmed a hip impingement in Sept this year and I was advised that surgery (at my age) could speed up the deterioration and that I should take a ticket, wait 10 years and pick up my new hip. I wasn’t too enamoured with this option.
Working with Maryann I almost immediately dropped my pain levels from an 8/9 to a 1 and now, after 6 months, regularly go days without any pain. The exercises are easy do and can be done anywhere, even when travelling for work. Relief from chronic pain is a really big deal and changes your attitude and outlook. Maryann gives you the tools to do this.
It’s taken 52 years for my hips to get into this condition (given what I’ve put them through I’d be disappointed if there wasn’t any wear and tear). Getting my activity levels up again is not going to happen overnight, however working with Maryann I’m making great progress and would not hesitate to recommend her… no matter where you live!”
“At the beginning of the year, I had begun to feel a lot of pain with my knees, hips, lower back, neck, and shoulders. Not to also mention the pain associated with having TMJ for a few years now.
All of a sudden, I wasn’t able to do my daily physical activities such as long distance running or cycling. The pain began to spread everywhere in my body that doctors just ruled it out as having fibromyalgia (which I do not have). After countless of sessions with a physical therapist, chiropractor, and acupuncturist, I was not getting any better.
I began to research online and came across Maryann’s story. Wow! After reading her journey I began to question just exactly everything that I have done this year to get better. Leaving out the most important culprit, bad posture.
I quickly booked an appointment with Maryann and I am thankful I did. During our first session, she explained the Egoscue Method in detail and was very knowledgeable of how bad posture contributes to all sorts of issues.
After the first session, I noticed my TMJ pain had subsided a significant amount. After one week of doing my daily exercises I noticed I was able to run 3 miles non-stop daily. My knees, lower back pain, hip, neck, and shoulder pain are pretty much nonexistent now. I am now able to run more than 5 miles daily and the pain is literally gone. I am grateful for Maryann’s help!”