"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.
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