WBO Heavy Weight Champion of the World 2004-2005
"To Gabe, my 'Go To Man.' You're not a Doctor, you're not a chiropractor, I don't know what to call you - The Truth. When my back was in pain and the Doctor said it was my fifth lumbar and my chiropractor said it was out of place - none of that did anything.
When you saw me you knew right away that it was my hip flexor and right away you taught me how to fix it.
Within three treatments my back was brand new and I could fight without limitations. Six months later, I hit a guy on the top of the forehead as he was going down and jammed my hand and wrist. For three months I tried everything and within one session you found it and fixed it. Thanks for putting me back together!"
Senior News Correspondent
World Record Holder for the Longest
Swim Ever (102.5
Inductee to the National Women's Sports Hall of Fame
Inductee to the National Swimming Hall of Fame
as I was dreading a possible second surgery on my knee, Gabe Luban
convinced me that I simply needed a rigorous, dedicated routine
of stretching and lengthening of specific muscles, tendons,
and insertion points. Sure enough, a short few weeks later I was
walking normally for the first time in four years.
Gabe is a therapist who custom-designs his treatments for each patient. I only wished
I had known Gabe before my first knee surgery--he might have saved
me from ever going under the knife!"
Vince Vaughn, Actor
"In the midst of training for a movie I threw my back out so bad that I was
immobilized in bed. Had to crawl to go to get to the bathroom.
treatment Gabe got me back on my feet again and by the end of the week I was
back to work. Gabe's technique is terrific!"
Winner of ABC TV¹s Wipeout
During the Wipeout competition I tweaked something in my right knee. After a couple of months of pestering pain, I went to Gabe. Within two treatments I¹m 85% better and thrilled that he figured it out. As an insatiable adventure athlete (paddle surfing, wakeboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, softball, beach volleyball and just about anything anyone challenges me to) I¹m fortunate to have Gabe in my corner. His tune-ups have kept me in top form in spite of all that I put my body through!
UCLA Professor of Law and Philosophy
After years of weightlifting, running and basketball, I periodically
suffer neck and back problems. This is exacerbated by the fact that I'm
a professor, spending a lot of time at the computer each day. Whenever
my back or neck flares up, Gabe rescues me. I've tried many other
sophisticated therapists and therapies, but there's no one comparable to
Gabe. He has a range of knowledge of different kinds of approaches
which is impressive, and he's extremely quick and efficient at providing
relief. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
As an author, academic, and journalist, I spend too much time hunched
over my keyboard, straining my neck. Last time I drastically injured my
neck, I lost almost all movement--until Gabe loosened things up with one
miraculous session of rehabilitative bodywork. Before being treated by
Gabe, I had no idea that hands-on therapy could be so radically
medicinal and immediately powerful!
Television’s Bodymakeover Expert
"I have long standing back injuries, L4-L5-S1 bulging disks, osteoarthritis from years of heavy sports training. Gabe has not only alleviated my symptomology but he has kept me working and moving in good form without surgery.
I could not recommend anyone more highly! Put your trust in him, he is the best of the best. Any joint problems, pain, this guy is going to fix it. I sent my whole staff and family to him."
Professional Bodybuilding Champion
"This work has really helped my body and my workouts. When I came in, my
left shoulder wasn't pressing as far as my right and now, my trainer Charles
Glass can see, it is back to balance with my right.
I have started getting my legs worked on, too, and my recovery time after a workout is three days
faster and I can get rid of any pain.
Gabe, keep up the great work!"
Diagnosed with Primary
Multiple Sclerosis October
you have managed to keep my pain away longer than ever before.
I used to get a massage every three or four days and
then I would start hurting again to the point where my sleep
After a few treatments and some advice on changing
my body positions, I am feeling great and able to go three to
four months without a problem."
Elkin, M.D., F.A.C.C
I came to see Gabe, I couldn't walk a city block without having
to sit down to quell the pain. My back and hips were in
such severe spasm that I couldn't function.
As a medical
doctor, I tried all conventional avenues: Physical Therapy, Chiropractic,
mainstream medical (all kinds of anti-inflammatories and pain
killers), none of them worked.
Within six treatments, Gabe
got me moving again. A few months later I won a local body
building competition and now I'm preparing for the masters nationals
-- thanks to Gabe."
2-time Academy Award Winner
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Melvin and Howard, Scent Of A Woman
"I am a screenwriter in his mid-seventies with gout (contracted by wrong
medication). Gabe allowed me to function, alleviated the acute pain of acid
crystals which assaulted wrists, hands and toes.
He is a self-educated
therapeutic magician with a farrier's forearms and the personality of a hip
#1 ATP Doubles Player in the World (September 2003)
"This is the most powerful and practical work I've gotten on the tour."
Formula 1 Test Driver for BAR,
Champs (Indy) Car Racer 2003
wish I could bring you to the races, and come more often [for
treatments]. It's a very good technique!"
Wife, Mother, Grandmother
suffering from a severe shoulder injury, to the point where the
pain was a constant all day and I wasn't able to sleep at night.
First I tried a conventional intervention, but the exercises that
my doctor prescribed only made my symptoms worse until I couldn't
lift my arm behind my hip or above my waist without excruciating
agony, even the simplest tasks were difficult to accomplish. Then
my doctor referred me to Gabe.
treatments were pretty intense but afterwards, and throughout
the week, I noticed significant improvements. Now I go through
the day without pain and my range of motion has progressed to
where I can lift my arm straight up and put my hand flat behind
my back. Gabe is now working on the tendonitis in my legs
and that too is improving.
Being almost pain free, after many
years of thinking that it was something I was just going to have
to live with, is great! Thanks Gabe!!"
#2 ATP Singles Player in the World
2004 Mercedes-Benz Cup Singles Champion
"This technique is very good, it helped my shoulder stay loose and I was
able to play well through some very difficult matches."
lifelong competitive tennis player, I quit for years due to chronic
knee pain. Top doctors were unable to diagnose the problem, in
spite of extensive arthroscopic surgery.
Gabe did what traditional
physicians could not: he identified the anatomical source of my
pain and designed a treatment program to solve it. I now play
tennis competitively three times a week, and recently won my league
championship. Thanks to Gabe, I'm healthy again."
A 16-year veteran on the men's professional tennis tour, Michael had Gabe work on his hamstrings, quads, and hips during a recent stop on the 2002 Men's Professional Tennis Tour.
"Gabe's work feels like it pushes all the junk out of my muscles. It feels sore while he's working on me, but a good kind of sore—like it's breaking up the problem areas."
Former #1 tennis player in the world, Guga was sidelined in 2001 with hip problems that required surgery in early 2002. Among his come-back events was the August '02 Men's Professional Tennis Tournament at UCLA, where Gabe was the official bodyworker. Guga requested Gabe's treatment of his hip several times throughout that week.
"Gabe's work got all the right spots and helped to release the tightness in my hip from all the pounding of these hard court matches. And I like his good mood! He also helped my coach Lari with his elbow."
tennis player in France, Sebastian came to the Los Angeles Men's
Professional Tennis Tour stop with a left adductor tear that
had sidelined him for six weeks just prior to the tournament.
"Gabe's treatment allowed me to play with much more mobility
and helped me to win the doubles. It was such a relief to get
worked on, I would go twice a day."
I first started fitness training this year, most exercises caused
me pain. My trainer referred me to Gabe and he has been able to
guide me past countless injuries to my lower back, ribs, knees,
neck and shoulders.
For active people, this form of body work
Restaurateur and Equestrienne
work and recreation can be, and reliably are, very intense. From
operating three high volume restaurants to competing in horse
shows, my body racks up significant impacts. Gabe has helped me
through an array of injuries and migraines that would have otherwise
run my race-paced reality into brick walls (or should I say face
first into hard-packed dirt?).
use Gabe as a consultant when my employees encounter physical
limitations because his work is more efficient and trustworthy
than what I've experienced in tradition medicine. Thanks to Gabe
for keeping me and my staff flying high!"
tennis champion in the Juniors, 19-year-old Alex's first experience
on the Men's Professional Tour resulted in a career win over
Germany's number 1 player, Tommy Haas in August '02.
result of Gabe's first treatment on me was unbelievable. It allowed
me to beat the top seed in the tournament pain-free."
started treatment with Gabe Luban for a hamstring injury.
Amazingly, he is able to quickly find the exact spot of muscle
strain/pain and work out the kinks. His technique and personality
are great! I
highly recommend him."