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Struggling with a musculoskeletal problem? Chris Vercelli is ready to help!
Struggling with a musculoskeletal problem? Chris Vercelli is ready to help!

My story of why I do what I do began at age 16. At that time I was 9 months into a 26-month treatment for leukemia, 80 pounds overweight and in such bad physical condition that I literally could not walk three blocks without almost passing out. I felt like my life was completely slipping away from me.

That’s when I decided to take back control of my health through diet, exercise and living a healthier lifestyle. My body was completely transformed in 22 months.

When contemplating a career, I realized that I wanted to help other people the same way, so I began to work in fitness training at age 22.

I quickly realized that many people are struggling with physical problems that restrict their ability to be active and do what they want to do. I felt so sorry for these people because most of them had been to doctors and therapists and they were still having problems.

If you have a musculoskeletal problem that is negatively affecting your life and are like most of the people Chris works with, part of that problem may be pain, weakness, tightness, stiffness, inflexibility, sub-par physical performance, postural issues, balance problems or some other type of physical restriction. Chris Vercelli is an expert in this field and wants to educate people on this problem.

Over 100 million people have chronic pain. This is costing us nearly $600 BILLION in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

However there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so don't give up!

Here is his story:

I knew I needed to find a way to help them. As fate would have it, I discovered something absolutely amazing that nobody else was doing. I discovered Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). MAT answered so many questions I had as a practitioner about why things were the way they were with peoples bodies, and it gave me a way to solve problems that couldn’t be solved any other way. Since then, I’ve performed MAT on hundreds of people, and I’ve seen so many lives transformed because of it. I’m one of them! Without MAT I’d probably be close to crippled right now because of old back injuries. Thanks to MAT I live an active life and rarely ever have any discomfort in my body.  It is truly a gift from God!!!

Sometimes I feel weird saying all this about myself because it seems like I’m bragging. What I’ve learned though is that when people know these things they tend to trust me more. When they trust me, they are more likely to ask me for help, and helping people is my number one goal in my practice. For that reason, I give you “The List.”

In addition to working with hundreds of people of all ages over the years, I’ve also completed over 700 credit hours of advanced coursework in bio mechanics, joint and muscle function, injury recovery and neurophysiology. I hold 4 elite professional certifications and I am currently one of just over 70 people in the world who are certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques Master Specialist. I’ve been blessed to have written 2 books, be a guest lecturer at The Florida College of Natural Health and be the Keynote Speaker at their 2008 Graduation Ceremony. I’ve also had feature articles in The Bradenton Herald and The East County Observer, and I currently write articles about how muscles affect performance and injury recovery for the area’s most widely circulated tennis magazine called Totally Tennis.



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