"I’ve had ongoing back issues for years now. They flare up occasionally, and last year they flared up after a big season of running. My back had gotten so bad that I was no longer able to run due to pain.
My back issues still flare up from time to time, but they are significantly less. This summer I was able to do the 206 mile STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride in one day, hike the Enchantments, and even run a half marathon without any pain. I have been able to enjoy an active lifestyle and all the PNW has to offer while still ensuring long-term health of my body.
Dr. Tello has been incredible to work with. He has always encouraged me to stay active and find things that work, even when my back flares up. It’s allowed me to stay healthy physically and mentally. I’m thankful to work with a team that meets you where you’re at and will make sure you hit your goals in the process!" - Michaela M.
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!