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About Upright Health

OUR TEAM IS HELPING THE WORLD

Whether it's here in the San Francisco Bay Area with in-person sessions, via Skype for remote coaching, or via YouTube videos, these are the individuals who are making it happen! 

Matt Hsu - Personal Trainer - Redwood City

Egoscue Certified Posture Alignment Specialist, Certified Rolfer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, CAMTC #3800

Egoscue Certified Posture Alignment Specialist, Certified Rolfer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, CAMTC #3800

Since 2007, Matt Hsu (pronounced "shoe") has been helping people get out of pain. 

Matt has helped executives, managers, and programmers of top Silicon Valley companies including Facebook, Apple, Google, and Quora. He's worked abroad with key people at various top level banking, legal, and large retail firms in Hong Kong as well as with motivated individuals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He's worked with Navy SEALs, former and current pro athletes in the NFL and MLB, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and with a wide range of business owners, moms, dads, weekend warriors, and hardcore desk jockeys. 

He co-created the FAI Fix, the world's first online program dedicated to helping people everywhere understand and beat femoroacetabular impingement without surgery. He has been a driving force behind multiple online programs - like the Shoulder Fix - that have helped thousands of people improve their mobility and get their lives back. 

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 also spends a great deal of time poring through and critically reviewing medical research to ensure that his ideas and recommendations are based on solid reasoning. His perspectives give hope to people in pain.

"What I value most in working with Matt is that he’s constantly looking to produce results"
- Andrew

Matt has been a regular contributor to the Rolf Institute's Journal of Structural Integration and was also a co-teacher of Seeing Made Easy, a course designed to help Rolfers and other structural integrators be more effective in their postural assessments and in their approaches to postural problems. He was a founding member of RolfHub.com (your online source for information on Rolfing) and was a technical consultant to the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation's Communication Committee and the Rolf Institute Membership Committee. He is a California Massage Therapy Council Certified Massage Therapist and holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also been a guest lecturer at Google and at San Diego State University.

Passionate about playing hockey, he is also the author of the Ultimate Guide to Hockey Goalie Gear. When not at the office or at the gym lifting weights, Matt can be found at the ice rink getting pucks shot at his head. 

Josh Hash - Personal Trainer - Redwood City

B.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology - San Francisco State University; ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; San Francisco State Basketball 2009-2011 (NCAA Div II)

B.S in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology - San Francisco State University; ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified

Videos featuring Josh

Josh believes that movement and strength lead to higher quality of life. As a personal trainer, he has helped everyone from soccer moms, managers, and casual 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 become more and more focused on helping people with chronic pain, poor posture, and muscle imbalances. He is constantly refining his knowledge of postural deviations, corrective exercise, and proper movement patterns so that he can understand and help people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Josh played for San Francisco State University’s NCAA Div. II basketball team and was exposed to athletic movement on the court, track, and field, as well as in the weight room. He was fascinated by the art and science of training the human body and dives into the field as much as he can by reading books, blogs, and watching videos constantly.

In 2013 he assisted with the Strength Training Program for the San Francisco State Track & Field team. In 2014 Josh spearheaded the Fix Lordosis Project and revamped it in 2016 as the Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt Program. His program has helped people around the world relieve stubborn back pain and hip issues that result from anterior pelvic tilt.

"What have I achieved in six months of training with Josh? Huge improvements in strength, flexibility, range of motion, posture and balance. But more importantly, my outlook has completely turned around...I’ve gone from thinking my running days were behind me to realizing that lots of great runs are still in my future."
- Mary

 

 

Vincent Do - Personal Trainer - Redwood City

B.A. San Jose State University; NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Videos featuring Vincent

Vincent is a singer, songwriter, and powerlifter. 

Vincent began his journey in health and fitness as a competitive power lifter. Despite hitting elite levels of strength that set California records for his weight class, he was not satisfied. He could not find effective, practical, and sustainable solutions to his recurring injuries and resulting plateaus.

Using his analytical skills and relentless drive, he's spent years working through his own chronic pain and postural issues and helping countless clients with theirs. Over time, he has developed a vast toolbox of knowledge to help others permanently take back control of their bodies. He takes pride and pleasure in being able to break down strength and movement principles so they're accessible to everyone.

Vincent is always thinking about ways to make strength training easier and simpler while still getting great results. He is always running experiments with various systems to maximize strength gains and minimize the risk of injury for himself and others. Though soft-spoken and gentle, he enjoys learning martial arts to discover new things about the body and how it moves. 

I have a herniated disk in my lower back, and I could see I was losing strength and muscle, so I decided to seek out a trainer. I was partnered with Vincent and he was great. We discussed my goals and talked a lot about what movements strain my lower back, and from there he developed a plan. Working with Vincent I became stronger and put on a lot of muscle. He was always checking in with me to see if any movements caused discomfort in my lower back and was overall very conscientious of my issue and easy to work with. I started with a goblet squat of 10 lbs., and by the time I had to move out of state for work, I was doing 45 lb. goblet squats. Great progress and no pain in my lower back! I greatly enjoyed my experience with Vincent and miss it. He is very knowledgeable, motivating, and aware of his clients’ needs. I recommend him! If you want to improve mobility and movement, or change your body, get going!
- Chris

 

 

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