"I called Orca because I had a lower back injury while running. This injury was causing a lot of pain for a couple of days and it was really hard for me to concentrate at work and impossible for me to exercise
Doctor Tello explained to me not only the process for healing my injury but also explained the root cause for it and explained that the real problem was that I was not using my body as it was meant to be used. What I considered a straight posture was actually damaging my posture and weakening my back. I was misusing my legs and core and forcing my lower back to work in ways it is not supposed to.
I did not understand how the movements I was doing with my whole body were uncontrolled and that generated an injury in my lower back.
After Dr. Tello treated me I am now able to lift weights responsibly and to enjoy my cardio exercises more. I have become more aware of the movements that my body has to do in order to maximize the use of energy and minimize the impact to my back and my joints.
Orca has really helped me understand my body mechanics and has helped me expand my awareness when exercising. Not only do I feel like I can exercise safely in the future, but also I believe that now I am getting the best out of my workouts." - Michel T.
"Before coming to the clinic I had a back injury which made it painful to twist in either direction. It was also difficult and painful to bend over and do simple things like put on socks or tie my shoes.
Now I am able to fully participate in sports such as flag football and I’m back to lifting weights regularly. I feel no discomfort in my back from my day-to-day activities.
Orca helped me understand how much rest to give the injury, how to treat it, and when to start increasing activity levels again. Most importantly, the Orca team identified what muscle deficiencies and exercises led to my injury and showed me how to prevent it from recurring." - Rene D.
"I was not able to weight-lift at the gym for more than a couple weeks without injuring something in my shoulder. The same pain was preventing me from doing construction work and yard work at my house. I had tried to rest for extended period of time (3 to 4 month) to heal but the injury would come back after a couple weeks. After dealing with this on and off for roughly 2 years I decided to reach out to Orca.
I am now able to go back to the gym consistently and actively workout without injuring myself. I also resumed construction work and yard work slowly. This has been multiple weeks now and even though I'm not lifting as heavy as before to be able to maintain proper form, I feel more confident with better form and fundamentals so that the injury will not come back.
First Orca helped me heal as I went there right after re-injuring myself. I was given simple recovery exercises to do on my own between sessions and after a few sessions we worked on the form of my movements, some good explanation on how shoulders work and how to safely get the most out of them.
Once I was showing good signs of recovery, after a couple weeks, we went into more involved exercises and I learned how to properly engage my body when lifting to reduce risk of injury, I now understand where my mistakes were in the first place likely causing my injury and feel equipped to lift weight safely". - Maxime V.
“I had a hard time lifting weights, shampooing, walking the dog.
Now I am able to do all of the above + more!
I initially went in for a tweak in my neck, but discovered an existing shoulder instability that Dr. Tello extensively taught me various exercises I have incorporated into my own routine”. - Mayci S.
Orca Stars are patients who have reached remarkable progress in their goals through collaboration with our providers and who demonstrate commitment to improvement through their efforts in the office and at home. Congratulations, to all our Orca Stars! You rock!