Success Stories

Suffer Less ∗ Live More

image2.jpegI would like to comment on my interactions with Anne-Marie over the past few months. My doctor suggested I consult with a kinesiologist to be sure I am doing the right exercises to help with my back and hip pain. I would prefer to treat my pain with exercise than taking drugs.

My first visit with Anne-Marie was a consultation to go over my history and what my goals were. She was very thorough on her evaluation of my needs and goals and we prioritized what my expectations were.

Next visit we started with simple stretch exercises and to determine my range of movement. Previously I had been doing stretches on my own, however was not sure if these were the correct exercises for my issues.

At each visit Anne-Marie evaluated my progress and questioned any problems or concerns I was having. More exercises were added each visit to challenge my abilities and discuss my limitations.

With her knowledge and education of the human body and my particular issues, she reviewed my ultrasound and MRI tests and we discussed how to proceed as part of my total treatment plan in accordance with my doctor’s advice.

My wife and I have total confidence in her abilities. She listens to my issues with a genuine concern and has suggestions for my ongoing treatment. Anne-Marie is a gentle soul and I feel so at ease with and her approach to my health and well being.

Thank you to Anne-Marie for her help with my overall health.😊😊😊😊

-Richard F.

IMG_6285Thanks to Anne-Marie Mougeot and her osteopathic techniques I was able to
overcome my shoulder pain I had been holding onto for 2 years. This is a story of
success. In August of 2017 I had my arm in a sling and couldn’t even butter my toast
without feeling pain. After having several MRI scans and going through physical therapy, my shoulder saw very little improvement. In April of 2018 I decided to see Anne-Marie at Island Optimal with the intention of healing my shoulder before I took a back -packing trip in May. At my first appointment I could barely lift my arm above my head out of fear of feeling pain. Throughout the next month Anne-Marie helped my change my mindset about the pain. No longer did I think of myself as hurt, but as someone who had a goal to meet. I gained confidence in my movements and each day I added a little weight to my backpack. Using my new mindset, exercises and manual therapy with Anne-Marie, I was able to meet my goal of being ready to backpack in May! When it came time for my trip I could not only lift my arms above my head but also carry a 40 pound backpack on my shoulders. There was no greater feeling of accomplishment than to go from not being able to reach for a cup in my cupboard to carrying a heavy backpack within a month. -Rebecca B. 

Anne-Marie is a passionate entrepreneur. She excels at providing clients with valuable information in an easy to understand manner. I have attended her beginner yoga classes and served as a practice client for her on-going osteopathic studies. She is very knowledgeable and was able to thoroughly explain her process to me to feed my curiosity. Anne-Marie cares about her clients and I can tell that she has found her calling in life! -Stephanie L.

22730444_1679244588772630_45521750071864686_nI was looking for a personal trainer to give me a workout program after my back injury last year. I found Anne-Marie and she has been fantastic to work with. She understood my injury and created a program around it to help me get back in the game again!! It feels so good to be working out again and knowing that I am safe to do so with the exicises she has given me. She provided me with a 5-day program that I can now go on an use on my own. It is perfect for me and my life style. I can strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to be active again following pain or injury.                                                                                                                                -Martin

Very knowledgeable of how the body works as a whole. I love the holistic approach to healing the body.
-Shawna L.


Anne-Marie has a great combination of practical knowledge of her discipline and intuitive care and was, as a result, very instrumental in my healing from a chronic back and neck injury. I highly recommend her without reservation.
-Michael L.