The work I was doing with Robert gradually evolved to focus on gut health and food sensitivities, but my exploration in the wellness realm has been rich and diverse. Working with Robert has involved a total paradigm shift in how I understand my body, food, and health. Over time, I understand topics and aspects of my own body and mind in a more holistic way and, perhaps most importantly, began to see myself as a powerful agent in my own healing and health. I started feeling better, developed more confidence in my knowledge and began to actively guide my journey in health forward.
Robert wields an expertise in all manner of topics from the neurology of pain, to food sensitivities, to gut health and I have benefited from this immensely. However, Robert also supports and empowers me to investigate, read, experiment, and apply my knowledge. My interest and new found passion for wellness is a direct result of meeting Robert and because of that my life and those close to me are changed in fundamental (and really healthy) ways.
I’m so grateful for you Robert!
I found Robert on the internet, though he says most of his clients are referrals, which I can understand. I’ve made appointments with him for two of my family members already and plan on sending the others who have stubborn pain or functionality issues.
Robert has helped me and continues to help me to undo the problems that poor posture, accidents, poor workout technique, and failed attempts to correct the issues had left me with. I had never seen results anything close to those I am getting with Robert. I continue to see him, not because I am now all better and have to see him to stay that way. But rather, because I am continuing to see improvement each time I see him. I’m also learning how to fix the issues and patterns that had created many of the problems in the first place. I knew for so long that there was someone who could help me overcome the pain and functionality issues I had dealt with for over 15 years and I am grateful to have finally found him. Thank you, Robert.”
After 3 years of rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury, I found Robert. My left leg was extremely weak, I was unable to walk independently and was in a full leg brace for 2 years. I have been working with Robert for the last 16 months; after the first 6 months he got me to stop wearing the leg brace and I have progressed with my gait more now then the previous 3 years!
Robert’s expertise and knowledge of Neuromuscular Therapy has taken me to a whole new level! His insight and dedication to my unique issues have been the turning point in my recovery. For these reasons, I call him my Guru; knowledgeable, skillful, caring, and his awareness of Neuromuscular work have forged me in the right direction!
Although I do work hard, I would never have the success I have now without Roberts’s work, he’s an expert in his field! “
that was ahead. One week after my accident Robert started very carefully working on my back and I was astounded at what happened with just thefirst two treatments. I went off pain medication and began to walk with significantly more ease. For the next 8 weeks Robert worked on my back, carefully releasing spasm and trauma. I was completely amazed at how
quickly I began to recover with his careful and skilled work. I was completely healed, but continue to see Robert for old structural issues that are now surfacing after having this deep and realigning work done.
I cannot say enough for Robert’s expertise and skilled bodywork. I have recommended dozens of friends to him for various ailments, and they have all been so pleased! Thank you is not enough, Robert!! Keep laying your hands on people!! You are the best!!”
For decades, I suffered from frequent debilitating migraines. Within months of seeing Robert, my headaches all but disappeared! Robert used a multi-pronged approach on me. In addition to our sessions of deep-tissue work, he gave me exercises that have led to a huge drop in my pain level.
Robert also recommended more appropriate supplements. In addition, he observed and corrected my leg-length difference with a simple shoe lift. This man is a miracle worker. I highly recommend him to anyone living with pain. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent!”
“This guy knows his stuff!! I’ve had chronic back pain for about 10 weeks now since injuring it. My knee has also been bothering me quite a bit.
Robert was extremely professional & punctual.. Yet very relaxed and made me feel very comfortable. His SF office is easy to get to, parking was simple. The old Victorian has a calming “zen” feel inside .. No clutter, very clean and spacious. He used a massage table and worked his magic using several different modalities of bodywork. Energetic to therapeutic and everything in between. After about 20 minutes of bodywork he asked me to go up and down the stairs, the results were unbelievable!! Absolutely painless.. It was really mind-blowing!! When the hour session was finished I was just blown away by the results 🙂
I will continue to see him again and again, even after the pain is gone for good bc the work he does plays such a major part in keeping my body balanced.”
“Robert is intuitive and clearly knows the workings of the physical body, how it functions, and how to relate to and serve it! He helped me to take greater responsibility. I hope he gets some of the exercises he prescribed for me in print somewhere!”
“I am a windsurfer and mountain biker. I first came to Robert because of months of elbow pain (tendonitis). Robert worked on my elbows and forearms, and within a few months I was pain free, while still continuing with my sports. I highly recommend Robert Barker.”
“In 1971 I sprained my back for the first time and was diagnosed with scoliosis. After many long years of pain from subsequent sprains – and countless regular visits to chiropractors (only one of whom helped me significantly), I was finally graced to be treated by Robert in late 2009. Using his expertise in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), he was the only health care practitioner who correctly diagnosed the primary root cause of the scoliosis – my right lower leg bone was a bit over 5/8 inch shorter than my left! Quite a surprising revelation!
So I began wearing shoes specially made with the right sole that much thicker, receiving regular NMT treatments from Robert to work out all the compensatory muscular knots, and doing exercises he prescribed. After a few months my spine was so much straighter, walking and standing much more effortless, and the constant muscle tightness relieved. Nine months later, I suddenly noticed the most amazing effect – my jaw now opens twice as far with no painful bumpy clicking – it now tracks smoothly and simply while opening and closing rather than looking and feeling like it’s going over a speed bump!
I am SO grateful that Robert appeared in my life and relieved me of so many years of physical suffering. He will always be my first choice of healer whenever I need help with a physical injury or pain. I recommend him to everyone.”
I was recently in the U.S. and was recommended to Robert Barker, who I had heard had an unusual facility for diagnosing a problem and a unique healing sensitivity. He recognized it immediately as a bad habit pattern that had grown around an initial injury and with his healing modality and an excellent exercise program I discovered to my joy that I can now swim my beloved freestyle without any effort. I would recommend Robert without any hesitation.”
“As someone misdiagnosed with a (structural) scoliosis as a child, I had resigned myself to a life of constant chiropractic treatments as a way to cope with on-going back pain. Robert identified that I actually had a leg length difference, then helped me adjust the resultant long-term muscular imbalances. Now, the endless chiropractor trips are over. I haven’t missed a day of work due to my back going out for years. What I was told would be a chronic, incurable problem is gone! Robert fixes problems for real and they stay fixed!”
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Novato, California 94945
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