- Perfect Improvement
Unlike other facilities, we guarantee we can help you reach your swimming goals. Whether you are trying to train for the Olympics, learn to swim, or swim without pain! Our systematic approach has been show to vastly improve swimming times in as little as 6 weeks.
Our staff has worked with over 20 Olympians and thousands of patients of various levels. This diverse range of patients allows our expert physical therapists to understand the big picture.
No matter your goal, our expert staff is here to help!
At your swimming video analysis, we begin with a systematic subjective evaluation, conversing on the following topics:
• Any current and past problems, aches, and pains.
• Current limitations and strengths in the pool.
• Current limitations and strengths in dryland.
• Current sleep pattern.
• Current nutrition routine.
• Current mental state.
• Your goals with the swim analysis.
Then we may perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:
• Palpation – touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
• Range of Motion (ROM) – the therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
• Muscle Testing – the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
• Neurological Screening – the therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
• Special Tests – the therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
• Posture Assessment – the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.
COR is, without a doubt, one of the best things I have done for myself. I started COR 5 years back and since then, I have pushed myself both physically and mentally to limits I could not have imagined – and I have certainly reaped the rewards.
COR really knows how the body works and after working with them, I had my best NCAA performances.
I’d like to thank COR for helping me with a shoulder injury that I was dealing with for 6 months. I was amazed at how quickly my shoulder pain went away.
COR knows how to help World Class athletes feel better quickly and efficiently. They are the best in the business.
I would highly recommend COR because of the following reasons:
1) Dr. John is the best EVER
2) The atmosphere is very positive
3) Staff and management of COR are extremely professional
If you are looking for the best place for rehabilitation and sports training, choose COR.
COR helped my back go from excruciating pain to being able to hike and exercise again. I can’t thank COR enough! If you’re in pain, this is the first place to go!
Dr. Sam is not only a great professional but one can tell from the first interaction that he really cares about you as a person! What really blew me away was how he goes the extra mile for his patients.
Dr. Erin is great! I did the boot camp class and got a really great workout in. She pushes you but also gives each person attention to avoid injury. The class accommodates for different levels, allowing each person to feel accomplished at the end of the hour. I would definitely recommend coming here!
I joined COR to get back in shape after 2 children and busy schedules. I was amazed at the progress I made. I not only got back into shape but I also joined a family – the COR family. It is unlike anything I have experienced before. People care – people smile – people pay attention to your form and your well being.
Not the average gym, way above it! Bootcamp staff is extremely knowledgeable and will always have an eye on your form, correcting you and encouraging you with a smile. They help you reach your goals with tailored workout programs. If you’re injured, they get you back on track and adapt your workout. Most importantly, it’s family like.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in PT at COR. I had the pleasure of receiving treatment from Erin. Every session was very helpful. I went from not being able to walk with my body properly aligned, not being able to run, having difficulty with ankle mobility, to running, taking 5 mile hikes and enjoying the use of my ankle again!
Best people and workouts. I haven’t tried them for physical therapy but the personal training is awesome here!
I like how they have specific workout routines for everyone based on their goals and any past injuries that need special attention. Given that this is also a place for physical therapy, I trust their judgement in making these routines. 🙂
As an athlete, I was looking for physical therapy that would address my concerns and take me to the next level. After working with Dr. Sam for a number of sessions, I am pleased to report that I am finally back to doing all the activities that I want to, and more!
I chanced upon this facility while looking for a PT. Ben C is amazing. He listens, crafts his therapy and is all about fitting a session to your needs. His therapy session comprises mostly Accupressure, but, his advice on stretches and other activities help keep you healthy too.
The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. They are motivated and inclusive of new members. The space is clean, modern, and well-equipped with free-weights, TRX straps, medicine balls, jump ropes, barbells, and such. My experience at COR has been very positive and has re-energized my workout routine.
John Mullen is a terrific physiotherapist. He works exceptionally well with adolescents by making them feel comfortable, heard and valued. If your child is dealing with an injury you want them to see John.
Best core and focused workout place in the bay area. Deep scientific smarts to help you strengthen specific areas. If they were closer, i would go every week.
Great bootcamp classes. Instructors are knowledgeable and very positive. They mix up the workouts very well so no two classes are ever the same!
COR Physical Therapy Dr. John Mullen diagnosed and treated me for shoulder pain. Very professional with great explanations, instructions for home exercises in addition to office treatments and massages that got my shoulder back in pain-free shape. Highly recommend COR!
Dr. Sam is super awesome. You can tell he genuinely cares about your personal improvement from week to week and has the knowledge to trouble shoot your issues. He always makes me feel comfortable, and is super friendly, which is a plus while he’s causing me terrible pain for my benefit.
I really enjoyed getting physical therapy at the Cor facility. Dr. Erin was great, knowledgeable and very personable. She made me very comfortable and explained my diagnosis very well. I would recommend Cor to all my friends and family.
Great place to workout. The facility Is clean and the staff is super friendly!
5 stars for the trainers and physical therapists at Cor. Starting a year ago in April I figured I would give it a month, see how it goes. Almost a year later and 212 classes total, you could say I am enjoying it. With mixes of cardio and weights you get a little bit of everything, not too much of the same.
they put me back onto the proper ‘bending” shape in no time. Thank you.
I went to COR for a hamstring tendonitis injury from rock climbing. Dr. Erin Cameron taught me the right exercises, stretches, and how to use deep tissue massage as therapy. She put me on a path to recovery, and I could clearly feel results from our sessions. My climbing recovered, and I’m able to use these techniques for continued improvement.
Highly recommend this place. Lovely and caring staff!
Knowledgable, conscientious, very helpful, caring staff..I would definitely recommend it!
Have had a great experience at COR. Highly recommend.
Nice people and very professional!
Professional, good credentials, accessible and experienced with athletes, including competitive swimmers.
COR is a great gym! I attend their 5:30am boot camp daily and I love the trainers there, the community of people who make up COR, and the facility is always kept nice and clean. I could not imagine a better gym. It’s the best kept secret in Santa Clara!
I have been a member at COR for over three years. We are like a big extended family. We often do activities outside of the gym together. Those activities are not just exercising but social as well. We spend a lot of time laughing together. It always amazes me to see the progress my friends make with their workouts.
Great place. I found it on yelp. Very professional trainers and supportive environment. The class size is relatively small, 10-12 people with 2 trainers. The trainers are very patient and always walk around to help with our postures. I enjoy the classes very much!
One of the best decisions in the past year was to join COR for their bootcamp. Unlike other classes, there is emphasis on form, and minimizing injury.
With personalized workouts that give the best results to fun group workouts that leave you gasping for breath, I’ve found my happy place where I want to be every morning.
Perfect place when you are a beginner or need a break from usual fitness routine! Limited batches only twice a day..ample parking !Better go with a discount code or voucher else rates are not so ok!
I’ve been going to COR for over a year, and I love it!! If you are looking for a place to learn proper exercise form, build core strength, and gain energy, this is the place to be!! Its a great community of friends and coaches that will motivate you and challenge you to push your limits.
Very professional and family oriented environment
I have been going to COR for 6 years for boot camp. Boot camp exercises are bit intense but continues coaching and form corrections encourage one to continue with the routine. It’s fun place and besides boot camp feels like a community. I would highly recommend it for boot camp and physical therapy.
Awesome trainers .. great environment !!!
Dr. John gave me the instruction on how to swim differently given a shoulder injury, and to avoid further injury.
Dropped into a class with Mike for 630p boot camp, and I had an awesome experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommend this facility for anyone that wants to get solid coaching on technique and to build their strength and endurance.
Dr. Sam is great. Helped me a lot with my knee.
COR has been a part of my life for four and a half years now. The trainers are friendly and knowledgeable, and their workouts are always challenging yet fun. Thanks to the COR team, I’m proud to say I’ve hiked Half Dome, run three half marathons and continue to train for more. Looking forward to many more bootcamps at COR!!
Its the best place in Santa Clara for your physical and mental well being. Boot camp is all well planned according to specific needs of clients. Must join it and experience it urself. Specially evening batch. I love that .. miss u John, Mike , Chris and all buddies..
2 years and still going strong. It’s all due to COR and the awesome team they have. I’m challenged to get the most out of every workout, never hit a plateau, and doing things I never thought I would ever do (from barbell lifting in a variety of ways) to participating in 2 Spartan races (and I’m not a “race” person).
Personalized, challenging and fun workout plans help you bring a positive change in your life. Motivating coaches helping all the way to push your limits and achieve your goals…great team environment where each one encourage and pushes each other…amazing place to relax by working out…
I’ve been at bootcamp for the first time in my life at COR 2 weeks ago. I go to the 6:30PM class with Michael. The facility, class plan, and especially the staff and trainers are top notch. I feel like I’ve already made a tremendous gain in physical health since coming here for a short time.
The 5:30 am COR bootcamp is the best thing that I have found to help me remain energetic and alert throughout the day! I have a very busy schedule, and finding time to maintain my fitness was always a struggle, until I started going to COR.
COR is a great place to work out! Awesome staff and equipment. The workouts vary often so you get a great workout. HIIT and free weights. The people that go there are nice and friendly.
Great place for beginners to elite athletes to workout. Personalized training plans even for the boot camp classes, with an emphasis on injury prevention.
One thing that makes Cor unique is that they create individualized workout sheets for weight lifting days. If you’re not ready for heavy deadlifts, the staff will give you an appropriate workout based on your ability.
I have been with COR for more than 5 years. With their team approach to fitness, I feel so supported by all of the training staff and every member here. The coaches are always checking in with me and pushing me to go deep and find the strength to finish strong. COR is not just a gym. It’s community that I love.
I dropped in the 6:30 class with my coworker Sharyl. Mike was our coach for the workout and he did a great job of explaining the workout and making sure everyone was warmed up. It was a great class and Mike was postitive and motivating! I would definitely recommend COR for a great sweat sesh!
Best gym hands down!!! Trainers are knowledgeable and encouraging, workout programs can be tailored to your individual fitness level and there’s a community feel that’s hard to ignore. Check it out, you won’t be sorry!!!!
Started going to Cor a couple months ago on the Groupon, and have decided to keep attending. It’s fun, the workouts kick your butt, and everyone is so nice! Working out at 5:30am is rough, but the atmosphere here *almost* makes you forget how early it is.
This is a great place for both your medical conditions as well as group workouts. I first visited COR when I had ankle sprain. What makes COR special is the care and attention you get from your doctor. After completing my sessions I joined COR fitness classes. It’s similar to CrossFit except for the risk of injury.
COR is not just a place to go and workout, but a community! The bootcamps are fun and motivational. The coaches are awesome!!
I started consulting Dr John for a rotator cuff injury that was troubling me for many months. After the first few visits, I started seeing, significant benefits. In about 3 months, I had regained almost the full range of motion for my shoulder. Dr John is highly professional, skilled, friendly and understanding.
I started COR 5 years back and since then I have pushed myself both physically and mentally to limits I could not imagine and I certainly have reaped the rewards. With their help I am constantly re-evaluating and re-setting my goals to lose body fat and train harder. With their dynamic and personalized workouts I have become stronger, more energetic and able to reach my goals.
I have been a member of COR for over 1 year. I originally joined 1 year ago to work on my strength for a Tough Mudder obstacle race. Last weekend I successfully completed a full tough mudder (10 miles) at snowmass village in Colorado at 8,000 ft. I am so happy with my decision to join COR.
By far the best of physical therapy and personal training. I couldn’t be happier with my results.
COR definitely stands out from the traditional physical therapy facility. John and Erin really care about improving their patients and helping them get back to whatever sport or activity they are working back towards.
I was lucky enough to be recommended to the COR team by a co-worker almost 1 year ago after a 5 year battle with a low back injury post motor vehicle accident. The team at COR got me out of pain in 2 weeks and more importantly taught me how to maintain a healthy Spine and Body on my own. Thank you COR.
Friendly & Helpful
Just celebrated my second anniversary at Cor. Love the people! Thanks for being there!
Trainers very friendly
Great experience, knowledgeable trainers. Monthly prices can be made more comfortable.
I am going there and Trainer John is very kind and helpful.!!!
5 stars! Everyone in and out of the office is always in a good mood. Clean!! Seriously, best staff, patients, clients, and memories! It is the best place to workout and receive rehab in Santa Clara 🙂
It’s like getting a personal trainer at group exercise prices.
As a previous collegiate swimmer, and current open water swimmer, I’ve had consistent shoulder pain throughout my career. I’ve been receiving physical therapy for this ongoing shoulder pain and can honestly say, these sessions have SAVED my shoulder and posture. I am now pain and stress free during my workouts and sitting all day at work.
Great place to become healthier and live a better lifestyle.
Friendly staff and supportive programs for all, not just athletes. You can even take your kids, too
for a healthy body and a sound mind visit COR