"I have been receiving chiropractic care for over twenty years. Recently after a surgical procedure, I had complications of atrophy in my left shoulder. I was frustrated, and exercise therapy was so unbelievably helpful. I was committed and my results are amazing!
I am in the best shape of my life. Orca and Dr. Tello have changed the conversation I have with my physical self. I am strong, ever more than I thought possible, and don’t recognize myself sometimes. I say sometimes that I can’t believe it, but I can because I did the hard and consistent work to get here!
Orca has been such a important part of my maintenance. I can go out into the world and be crazy and work hard and be physical and I find Orca to be a place to bring me back to balance and to be centered. They are focused on your future self!!" - Lars L.
"Simple activities like sitting or standing for too long caused discomfort in my lower back. Occasionally, there would be a sharp pain in my right hip while simply walking. At its worst, the pain made it very difficult to even turn or get out of bed. I stopped going to the gym as it worsened the situation.
I am now able to do all those things mostly without pain, and the flare ups are much much less frequent. I am also able to finally do deadlifts in the gym, and I am able feel my core get stronger. My posture has improved and I have gained confidence in performing activities that previously were pain inducing.
I had chronic pain in my lower back for 8 months before I saw Dr. Raul. I was diagnosed with anteriolisthesis and had seen multiple physical therapists prior to that, but my pain had recently become more constant. He was able to quickly identify multiple issues that were contributing to my chronic pain and give me corrective exercises that strengthened my core while allowing the injured ligament to heal. Most importantly, he talks through his sessions explaining the logic behind the various muscles involved in the movements. This has helped me massively in gaining awareness of the muscles I had forgotten how to use due to sitting for long hours and general lack of mobility over the years. It is not only helping me with the pain, but also allowing me slowly regain the right posture while performing daily activities. I'm truly grateful for the impact his work has had on my life." - Saurabh S.
"I would have trouble with certain squat variations, standing for extended periods of time, and walking too far for too long.
Dr Yang at Orca has been truly amazing over these last couple years! We worked together to figure out what my body limitations were, as well as what modifications could be beneficial to further progress my range of motion." - Dianna M.
“I had a lot of lower back pain from long hours working in an office job.
Using the stretching techniques and exercises from Dr. Yang, my lower back pain has gone away and I'm back to work comfortably again.
Dr. Yang showed me a wide array of stretches and exercises that would help to strengthen the muscles in my lower back to help prevent the back pain I was feeling. She also helped me to notice how I favor my left side, which was entirely subconscious before she told me I had a misalignment and helped to work it out.” - Bryan M.
“Before coming to Orca I had an issue with my knee where my kneecap wouldn’t track correctly. I had gone to 3 different sports rehab facilities spanning over two years and had little success. I couldn’t play basketball or run without a great amount of pain.
I’m able to run and play basketball three times a week with zero pain. This is something I was never able to do before coming to Orca. I also do all of this pain free.
Orca made it possible for me to do the things I love doing. Living an active lifestyle is paramount not only for my physical health, but most importantly my mental health. Orca gave me the ability to get back to doing the things I love. I’m forever grateful that I found them. It changed my life.” - Mark M.
There is a strong community of volleyball players in the Puget Sound. These incredible athletes competed between 8am-5:30pm in a tournament. It was a pleasure and an honor to support this community on the sideline!
Orca Stars are our way of celebrating our patients and their success with care. Congratulations, Melanie, on your improvement with care! You are truly a STAR!
I had a knee injury (torn meniscus); the week I came in, I was on crutches, unable to walk normally, and discouraged about how long I might be out of playing hockey. I couldn’t straighten my leg fully.
I’m amazed how quickly Dr. Tello has helped me progress and learn safe body mechanics. I’m getting back on the ice in gear and am ready for the new season to start!
Dr. Tello started me with exercises much quicker than if I’d waited for the medical referral to come through. This helped my recovery right from the start, learning to engage the muscle chain in a supportive, safe way. I got strength training education I didn’t know I needed, and a good sweat every visit to keep me from feeling atrophy and falling out of shape. He helped me focus on useful exercises and doing what I can, rather than getting stuck in sadness of what I couldn’t do. He used slow-mo videos of exercises to help me understand my body’s weak points better to overcome them. I was nervous with some first steps back to sport, but Dr. Tello helped me progress at a decent pace, working step-wise to help me trust what I can do. I love that he tailored my plan to include my specific role’s needs. He paced, focused, taught, and encouraged me. I am very grateful for Orca’s support!