Personal Training with an Orthopedic Approach – Redwood City





We believe in your ability to be better. We believe you should expect to be able to move and feel good no matter how "old" you are. We believe we can help you, because we have helped many people like you. 

Whether you're feeling creaky and weak, are afraid to pick up your kids or grandkids, just want to get back to a little jogging, or want to be able to hit the slopes hard, we're going to help you be better.

We've helped moms, dads, grandparents, nurses, doctors, and therapists get their lives back.

We've helped Navy SEALs, diplomatic security operatives, NFL Athletes, and weekend warriors learn how to keep their bodies moving well.  

We've helped programmers, managers, and executives from organizations like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Paypal, LinkedIn, SRI International, Tesla (among others) regain and maintain their physical mobility and strength to give them the confidence they need to excel.

As experts in orthopedic personal training, we believe it's our job to help you keep your body ready for your life.




Our Posture Alignment and Coordination Training (P.A.C.T.™) system goes beyond traditional medical and physical fitness paradigms. Our personal training approach looks at ways to take you beyond pain and misalignment to lift you to a whole new outlook on life.

Whether it's pain, posture, or performance, Upright Health can help you solve the puzzle that's keeping you from achieving your goals.


Our clients come to us for many reasons.

  • relieve and solve back pain
  • undo knots in the neck
  • fix poor posture from bad habits and long periods at the computer
  • restore full range of motion to their shoulders
  • learn how to truly heal foot pain
  • resolve knee pain
  • address imbalances in muscle strength and activation to prevent injuries and boost performance
  • get rid of aching in the hips
  • put an end to nerve pain in their arms and hands
  • soothe burning, aching, and other kinds of pain in the shoulders and upper back
  • increase mobility for sports and daily life
  • improve flexibility
  • increase strength
  • fine-tune movement form for athletic performance
  • and maintain physical health to enjoy physical vitality and independence for life!


Our clients love working with us.

Manasi S. E.R. Physician, New York City

Upright Health was the best decision I ever made.

I have been a very active person my entire life – from sports in school to spartan training over the past couple years. Six months ago I began developing low back pain and hip pain that just kept worsening each day. I’m an emergency room doctor, and going to work always left a pit in my stomach because I knew I’d be on my feet all day and have to deal with the pain.

Ultimately I was diagnosed with a labral tear via an arthrogram and was recommended surgery.

I flew to Palo Alto from NYC and within the first session, I already noticed I was walking better. By the end of 4 sessions with Kristen (2 Skype and 2 live), I was able to hike the Grand Canyon with very little pain. After a couple more sessions in Redwood City two months later, I built up to deadlifting 120 pounds (more than my body weight), squatting with 50 pounds, and I am now easing back into doing burpees and other intense exercises I've missed for so long!

I can’t thank the team at Upright Health enough for giving me my life back!

Andrew Co-founder and CEO of Course Hero

I’ve been training with Matt since the end of 2013, and in that time my hips have improved notably. Though long days of uninterrupted sitting can still make tightness and discomfort return, my hips in general feel much more mobile and healthy, which is really a welcome surprise given how long my hips have been stiff. The stretching, smashing, and strengthening we do has gradually made my previously wooden hip muscles much more pliable. My shoulder blade no longer clunks and grinds the way it did. When we are consistently training, and I’m consistent about my homework, my shoulder blade is very well aligned and positioned and my hips feel good.

What I value most in working with Matt is that he’s constantly looking to produce results.  Whenever we have run into a new challenge, he has problem solved based on my body’s unique issues and not off a cookie cutter approach. He’s great at coming up with creative solutions that work for my body and my life, and that is invaluable to me.

Kevin CEO of Coitcom, Inc.

Matt and the Upright Health team worked with me to identify where my body was unbalanced and out of line and then developed a custom plan of therapeutic massage, stretching and strength training that targeted my exact needs.

My time at Upright Health has brought me levels of comfort and mobility that I have not had in years. I can’t thank Matt and his team enough.

Carina M. Founder of Fila Web Design

After only a few weeks of some very light but consistent exercises, I noticed a big difference in the level of stiffness and soreness in my neck. Since then I’ve greatly increased my overall strength as evidenced both by the improvement in pain levels and the fact that I’m lifting several times the weight I started out with.

I would strongly recommend Upright Health to anyone who’s perhaps been a bit too sedentary and has suffered chronic pain as a result. I would also recommend them to anyone who just wants to strengthen and maintain themselves in the absence of any pain at all.

Steve Cadigan Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures and former VP of Talent of LinkedIn

From the very start of our sessions I found Matt wonderful to work with – he listened carefully, he worked tirelessly and continually to narrow and refine the real issues and develop exercises and techniques to help me improve.

If you have exhausted other options and are frustrated – Matt and Upright Health is where to go.

Matt and his team have personally faced physical pain and issues and frustrations. They know what they’re doing and will push you to be better than good. They’ll make you awesome!

We help because we've needed help.


His own battle with chronic pain from the age of 16 in his feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, and head gives him a uniquely thorough understanding of musculoskeletal pain, the ways in which it can undermine an entire life, and the mental and physical hurdles that keep people from getting out of it.

Matt was certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration by the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO, is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist Level II. He is also certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and as an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist through ACE. He studies books, videos, and blogs on rehabilitative and strength training constantly.

When not at the office, he's at the ice rink or doing short trail runs.


Josh has helped everyone from soccer moms to athletes get stronger, reclaim proper movement and posture, and become more confident in every day life.

Over years of training and as a result of his own battles with pain from poor movement patterns, Josh has developed a passion for helping people with chronic pain, poor posture, and muscle imbalances.

In 2013 he assisted with the Strength Training Program for the San Francisco State Track & Field team. And in 2014 Josh produced the Fix Lordosis Project, which has helped many people relieve stubborn back pain from anterior pelvic tilt.

When not lifting weights, running, or napping, he's reading books about everything.



Kristen went through the wringer in her mid 20s fighting with chronic pain. After years of consulting with the top doctors, surgeons, and other health professionals across the country to solve her pain problems, she ended up coming to Upright Health.

Despite being told that surgeries for her hip and back pain would be her only options, she successfully trained her body back to an active lifestyle within a few months. She’s now passionate about helping others achieve the same for themselves.

Kristen played lacrosse and soccer in college and can now be found hiking and running around the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area in her free time.

How can we help you?


We can help you get moving with truly individualized personal training in person and online.


Our self-guided programs help you make principled decisions and solid progress toward your goals.


Educational materials and seminars can show you how to think differently to get better answers for your clients or patients.

People come from all over the world to work with us here in Redwood City. As personal trainers, we take pride in our ability to help you identify and get around the roadblocks in your way. If you need our help, book your appointment today!