During her career as a collegiate runner and professional triathlete Krista was always training to run, cycle, and swim faster. During her triathlon career she developed lumbar radiculopathy which continued to worsen with medical care and physical therapy. In 1990, she met two yoga instructors with a unique approach to posture and helping people with chronic pain. The work resonated with Krista and she immediately saw how correcting posture could eliminate her sciatica, as well as improve her athletic performance.
Within a single session learning about her posture she felt better and within one year of studying postural balance, self-testing, and changing her technique, Krista was fully healed from an injury that had plagued her for years. And she went on to set the Ironman bike split world record. All without drugs, injections, or surgery. She continued to race pain and injury free.
Since leaving triathlons after a successful career, she continued to work on becoming stronger, more flexible, and increasing her efficiency in sports and her daily life. Today she teaches patients at Positive Motion Chiropractic to overcome various injuries, including back, neck, and joint pain.
Below is one patient's experience working with Krista:
"Frustrated with the excruciating pain from two herniated disks, I knew I needed to find a solution. I found relief in the balance program guided by Krista Whelan and Dr. Brant Pedersen. The path to healing was centered on adjusting how I navigate life, from how I was sitting, walking, standing, and even sleeping. I had years of bad posture that was making a spine injury worse with every incorrect movement. After taking the course, I am confident in how to approach everyday movements that will keep me in alignment and my spine safe... and most importantly free of pain. I was on the verge of surgery and looking back my only regret is not starting this process earlier in my life. I highly recommend considering this life changing approach to not only heal your current injuries but teach you how to navigate the world in alignment in order to prevent future injuries."
- Jason Whitcomb - 30 year old basketball player, weight lifter, and traveler