We teach people with back pain exactly how to get rid of it and keep it gone. So instead of being limited by your pain, you can be empowered by your vitality.*
* We specialize in women in their 50s and 60s.
Read some great testimonials for back pain specialist, Dot Spaet and the Spaet Method
You are such a blessing, thank you. What a relief to be free of constant discomfort.
Kathleen D.San Anselmo
Dot is a genius. Within minutes of her working on my neck, the pain subsided and I could move again. The work was totally counter-intuitive and honestly, I wasn’t sure it was going to work. But it did right away! Thank you Dot!
Kelly O.Las Vegas
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for giving me back my back! My daily pain is nowhere near what it used to be and I am incredibly appreciative.
It was such a pleasure getting to know you and I look forward to working with you again.
I’m so grateful for the help you have given me. You and your extensive understanding of the back and how it works in conjunction with your other strength, your ability to question and then listen. I’ll think of you with gratitude every morning as I follow your program.
Dear Dot, the Miracle Worker! Last night, I did not wake up at all hours having to turn myself over and over again into new positions…because there was NO PAIN! I woke up this morning, and as I sat up, there was NO PAIN. I got up and walked like a normal person with NO PAIN! I have been in pain waking up for months now. What you do is nothing short of miraculous!!! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to get out of pain. You have no idea how much this means to me. Thank you!
Dot Spaet, I just had a magical & victorious moment!!! (For anyone who has suffered low back pain, you’ll know that even though it seems like nothing…this is a HUGE step forward!) I just decided to paint my toes, and I was able to EASILY put my foot on the ***highest*** part of our toilet with NO pain or pinching or strain. I could reach my toes easily and painted them NO PROBLEM! This wasn’t possible before our work together. I remember it being such a freaking struggle just a couple months ago. Thank you, Dot!!!
Janelle E.Santa Cruz
Just want you to know that I was able to move my neck freely today. The moves work!!!
My shoulder feels better than it has in months!!
Diane A.San Rafael
Thanks for today. I love how thorough and intuitive you are. I love feeling you accessing your wisdom and all your years of experience in the session.
Peter R.San Anselmo
I just walked a mile today. When I met you a hundred yards was the best I could do. It felt amazing!
That was such a great suggestion, to back off on forward bends in yoga. I still did all the poses; I just didn’t push it as I was doing them. This also had to do with what you said yesterday: more is not better. And that is a motto that I should apply in all facets of my life. I was thinking about that. In all areas of my life, I always try to do too much and push too hard. This back-ordeal has a deeper lesson for me: don’t try so hard. A little bit of good stuff is better than too much good stuff. Thank you for that lesson!!
Roelof D.Santa Rosa
Dot’s knowledge and expertise is spot on. I was hobbling on crutches, unable to sit, stand or walk,and from my first session she was able to help me control and reduce sciatica-related pain, and eventually help me to relieve the pain entirely.
Unlike other practitioners who have a set routine and practice for one and all, Dot assesses each individual and makes recommendations based on that individual’s anatomy, movements, specific symptoms and location of pain. She was intently observant of how I moved, what actions made symptoms better or worse and what stretches and positions that she recommended that were more or less effective. She changed the routines based on effectiveness, progress and my physiological readiness for the next steps.
I am a Registered Nurse, so her knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology was very impressive to me. She made wonderful notes based on what she taught me each session, so that I could refer to them, and not rely on a memory compromised by pain and medications.
Helping those in pain seems to be a mission for her! I have my life back due to Dot Spaet! I am ever so grateful to her.
Mary Ann A.Novato
I want to express my deep appreciation for your efforts and encouragement over the last several years. I can hardly believe how much progress I’ve made, and I know, much to my surprise, that I can do much more. A couple of times recently I have had the stunning realization that I feel strong. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that before. I’m looking forward to seeing how I feel in the months ahead and I know it will be good. Thank you for the best gift I’ve received in many years!
I really enjoyed working with Dot. She is not only passionate about what she does, she is methodical in her ways of isolating the problem I had with a teeny tiny nagging back pain.
After some stretches during our Zoom session, we discovered not only what may help me, but that my right leg is shorter by one inch! I didn’t feel any pain/discomfort for two days immediately after working with Dot. I’m sure if I do the exercises she prescribes, I will see that completely gone in no time.
You have really given me a great tool (back support) to make trips easier. No back pain when I get out of the car!!!
Anita S.San Francisco
I’ve had back problems my entire life due to various structural difficulties. And I hate to exercise. I’ve been to lots of doctors, therapists, etc. over the years. I look forward to my class/exercise every week because I found not only can I be pain free but I look better, feel stronger, have more energy. Her individualized work with a person is something you don’t find anywhere else. Dot will go to great lengths to research your particular needs and adapt something so that it works for you. Can’t recommend her highly enough. Your body deserves Dot – give her a call and find out what’s right for you.