“Roughly 18 months ago, I had a posterior cervical fusion from C2 to T2 and as a result of a complication, I lost most of the function in my right arm and shoulder. After some spotty recovery and a good deal of atrophy in the muscles on my right side, I had another anterior fusion from C4 to C6. Oh yeah, during the same original event, I also tore the rotator cuff of my left shoulder. In other words, I was a challenge for any PT.
I was going to physical therapy at a hospital provider, but they had run out of ideas to help me, so I looked for an alternative and found Wendy. She gave me a fresh approach to my problems and I finally began to see some progress with my right arm regaining function. At this time, I’ve almost regained full range of motion with my right arm and I’m continuing to work on regaining strength and endurance. It’s taking a long time because nerves are different animals when it comes to rehab, but Wendy’s approach is paying off.
Her approach for me was to first regain specific ranges of motion and then work on strength, and it certainly seems to be working for me. She approaches the problems of each of her clients in a unique way with a thorough examination, complete devotion to workable solutions, and an encyclopedic knowledge of physical therapy.
If you need a physical therapist, just want to be told what to do, and do not want to understand why you're doing it, then do not see Wendy. If you want a PT who will give you a complete understanding of what's happening, why a particular exercise will help you, and how to do an exercise precisely without harming yourself, then you should go to Wendy Norfolk.”
-Greg Inman, Golden, Colorado"I was reading a journal entry from about a year ago. I was in a low place in life with back pain and numbness in my left leg due to a herniated disk. Further, I felt depressed with the difficulty of living with IBS. I had been to physical therapy, acupuncture and a spine surgeon for my back and a gastroenterologist for IBS. I began to feel this would be my life going forward. When I heard about the Health Coaching services of Wendy Norfolk at LuminantLiving, LLC, I decided to give it a try. Within a two-week period of time, the exercises and back care tips Wendy taught me completely eliminated the back pain and numbness. I was even able to get back to snow shoeing this past winter. Wendy also worked with me teaching the causes of IBS and guided me through a detox diet and general education on digestive health. My skeptical daughter wasn’t hopeful! Today the IBS is under control and I am feeling free of the bloating, nausea and all the rest of the nasty IBS symptoms. I highly and enthusiastically recommend the Health Coaching services of Wendy Norfolk."
-Donna B., Highlands Ranch, Colorado
"Wendy is the real deal! I called her wanting to lose weight. What I walked away with was the knowledge, courage and strength to take charge of what and how I eat and look at food. My scale is now in a box under my bed. She has a calmness about her that will help you believe you can make healthy choices because you are in fact worth it. Plus, she bakes a mean loaf of bread! If you are looking to make changes in your life, don't over think it, call Wendy!"
-Tracy Reseigh, Lakewood, Colorado
"Two months ago I awoke with acute back pain that was going down my leg, and I quickly realized that it hindered my ability to walk or do daily chores. On a friend's recommendation, I called Wendy. Doing the simple exercises and suggestions that Wendy gave me, I gradually was relieved of my pain. The exercises that Wendy gave me were very simple and safe. They only took a few minutes each time I did them and some were incorporated into my daily activities. I consider Wendy a well trained physical therapist with a great deal of knowledge in understanding painful back pain problems."
-Mary A., Highlands Ranch, Colorado
" Wendy, I’m so grateful for the 6 months we worked together on my health issues, and most especially for your patience as I explored underlying patterns that impacted my choices. I also really appreciate your using your knowledge of physical therapy to help with my foot/leg issues that hindered some of my attempts to exercise. Your ability to put together follow-up notes from our conversations, without even taking notes while we talked, was amazing and showed that you really paid close attention. I will make good use of the handouts you gave me, also. And thanks, too, for showing me how to use the exercise equipment in my basement, so that I can use it properly and in good form. You’re a second-mile kind of coach and I appreciate your efforts to help me make good choices."-Michele Bartlett, Littleton, Colorado
"Wendy and I spent 6 months together in coaching. Her program was very helpful to me and I learned a lot about myself and health in general. Wendy is warm, knowledgeable, caring and 'no pressure.' I highly recommend her program to anyone looking to improve their health!"
-Dawn White, Denver, Colorado
"Wendy has a unique combination of skills - she's extremely knowledgeable about health and nutrition, she has in-depth knowledge about how the body works and she can communicate it in a way that does not make you feel bad about what you've done to date. She's very easy to work with and truly helps you improve, one step at a time. I highly recommend her."
-Joni Inman, Golden, Colorado
"I first met Wendy in November 2014 when she did a lunch and learn for my small business about the benefits of a heathy lifestyle and sent us a practical plan to improve our metabolism. Since then, several of us have been working with her twice a month to improve our overall health. Wendy helped me set and achieve the goals that make it possible for me to continue to run a business and take care of myself."
-Susan Fenske, Centennial, Colorado