I feel great. And I don't know another trainer that actually calls you like a week after your session to see how you are doing. sometimes he just texts to check in.. I so appreciate that.
Need Therapeutic Exercise or Physical Therapy?
CORE employs trainers that are mindful and accomplished and educated in the fields of biomechanics and physical therapy. If you are currently a physical therapy patient or would like a consultation with an elite trainer or therapist we would be happy to meet with you and determine if CORE practitioners would be a good fit for your body. Our CORE Elite and CORE Elite Pro trainers have seen great success with the toughest cases.
Clark Carabelas COREelite personal trainer
Clark is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a B.A. in Psychology and completed two years of graduate studies in Physical Therapy. Clark’s extensive background includes more than 12 years in orthopedics and geriatrics, and the past 10 years as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition/Lifestyle Consultant. He has completed advanced studies in scientific back, core, and specialized sports conditioning subjects, including golf, motocross, tennis and horseback riding. Clark has presented as a guest speaker at numerous business meetings and healthcare seminars. His experience extends to all ages and lifestyles, from the sedentary to the elite athlete, with or without complex medical histories. Clark also specializes in post injury rehab and re-injury prevention. With his vast knowledge and experience, Clark is able to individualize programs for each person he works with, and feels there is nothing more gratifying than making a positive change.
We do accept insurance for all our services and would be happy to check your coverage with CORE.
"I-Work-at-a- Desk Syndrome" A multi-systemic set of symptoms due to excessive computer and or desk work. Some manifestations may include forward head posture, hunched shoulders, back pain, lumbar rounding and pain .Over time this repetitive hunching motion coupled with inactivity causes a muscular cycle of weakness and tightness .Weak, tight muscles coupled with knots of tension can start an, inflammation pain and dysfunction cycle in your body.
CORE practitioners can help stop this cycle and give you the support and tools you need to get out of pain and back into a healthy neuromuscular balance.
v Scoliosis and Scoliotic Spine
v Myofascial pain and referred pain from trigger points caused by chronic muscle tension, old injuries, scars,
v Postural Pattern reprogramming using CORE's patent pending: 5 Minutes to Good Posture
Therapeutic Exercise, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Training and Massage all work in synergy:
We are committed to our patient’s health and we understand the importance of determining the cause of their condition. Many sports-related injuries and chronic conditions are complex in nature and require a comprehensive approach. Your initial appointment consists of a 60-minute evaluation to gather information about your current and past medical history, perform a physical exam, and refer for any necessary imaging or diagnostic tests. Your physical exam may include: a functional movement screening a postural assessment, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, neuromuscular evaluation, muscle strength testing, muscle length testing, and joint mobility testing. Based on the comprehensive data gathered your professional practitioner recommends treatment only if he can provide you with the best possible outcome, otherwise he makes a referral to another health care professional.
We work closely with many of the Santa Cruz top specialists and often co-manage patients. Your appointment includes: soft tissue mobilization, muscle stretching, physical rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities, in addition to joint mobilization and manipulation. To allow for a natural transition toward independence, the patient will assume an active role in their treatment by participating in an individualized home exercise program
" One year after foot and ankle surgery for osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, I was discouraged and depressed by the lack of progress I was making with standard rehab. I was still using a cane, shuffling my feet, unable to balance or walk a block, walking down the stairs sideways. Since working with Clark, I am now able to walk without a cane, climb stairs without fear of falling, keep my balance and posture, engage in daily activities and have fun again. Clark applies his keen understanding of body mechanics to provide the most effective holistic approach to training and rehab. He stresses the connection between mind and body, and relates exercises to daily activities. While following instructions, he also offers insights and guidance about how to improve performance. Clark has been a terrific coach and has made a significant difference in my life!"