General Health Topics

Why Workstation Ergonomics Won’t Make the Pain Go Away

When you are working at your office computer, you can have your seat height adjusted properly, and you can have the height and tilt of your monitor in it’s perfect configuration. But the reality is, no matter how well the ergonomics are set up in your workspace, you are still going to be sitting for […]

By |November 4th, 2019|Causes of Pain, Excessive Computer Use, General Health Topics|0 Comments

How to fix Plantar Fasciitis and other foot problems

You can find a lot of information on the web about plantar fasciitis and other foot problems. The causes most commonly found in your online searches is:

You have high arches or flat feet – (I see plenty of people with both high arches or flat without foot problems)
You walk or stand for long periods on hard […]

By |November 4th, 2019|General Health Topics|0 Comments

What Is Causing Your Headaches?

Headaches are relatively easy to resolve, and most of them are muscle related. Even so-called “migraine” headaches.

It perplexes me that most medical doctors and neurologists don’t first look to the muscular system that completely covers the head. There are about 33 pairs of muscles in the head. Most medical doctors just want you to go […]

By |August 6th, 2019|General Health Topics|0 Comments

Two of the Best Places to Get Fit in San Mateo County

Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps – Belmont, Ca

Let me first say that I used to run a fitness boot camp for about 4 years prior to opening High Amplitude Health. So I know that boot camps are one of the best, if not THE best workouts you can get if you want to get your body […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Fitness and Workouts, General Health Topics|0 Comments

Visit the High Amplitude Health YouTube Channel

Watch exercise and rolling technique videos specifically created for High Amplitude Health patients.

~ High Amplitude Health is a chiropractic and sports injury center located in San Mateo, California. Doctor of Chiropractic, John Blenio shows you how to take care of your body using foam rollers, massage balls, and other tools.

Aetna Chiropractor 94403

If you have Aetna insurance, High Amplitude Health is In-Network and located in San Mateo, California.

Dr. John Blenio is expertly equipped to address your lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and more. He functions primarily as a Sports Medicine Chiropractor and has been certified in Active Release Therapy to treat muscle and tendon […]

By |September 17th, 2015|General Health Topics, Other Stuff|0 Comments

Prepare Your Muscles for Injury Free Weight Lifting Workouts

Start Each New Exercise with a “Hyper Set.”

Injury prevention is essential when going to the gym to lift weights. That’s why warming up properly is incredibly important. If you don’t warm up properly, there’s a good chance you might strain or tear muscles.

But you’ve heard this before right? And you’re wondering, “Why is this guy telling […]

Is It Safe to Lift Weights While Pregnant?

“This article is interesting. Raul Artal, M.D. says that it’s “generally safe to lift up to 30 pounds (or one 15 pound dumbell in each hand), if you’re pregnant,” but there is no mention of the woman’s fitness level prior to getting pregnant. Some women are simply much more fit and strong than others, and 15 […]

By |September 28th, 2013|General Health Topics|0 Comments

Your Shoes may be Causing Your Plantar Fasciitis


It is my belief that plantar fasciitis occurs, because of shoes. Think about it. Nature did not design humans to wear shoes. When we are born, we are born bare footed. The skin and muscles of our feet are meant to be in close contact with the ground. However, from a […]

By |August 11th, 2013|General Health Topics|Comments Off

A Popular Myth About Running Injuries


Almost everyone who runs (or has shopped for running shoes) has heard that how your foot pronates, or rolls inward, as you land affects your injury risk. Pronate too much or too little, conventional wisdom tells us, and you’ll wind up hurt. But a provocative new study shows that this […]

By |August 10th, 2013|General Health Topics|Comments Off