Back in March 2023 our son was in a massive burn accident.  We knew without a shadow of doubt that we needed to get the right type of mental and physical help to get our son and daughter (who witnessed it) get through.  We seeked out the help of Anton and we’re definitely not disappointed.  His methods are simple and extremely effective.  They are very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when struggling with PTSD moments.  He explains everything very well and makes you feel comfortable through the process.  We are forever grateful for his service and his expertise!

Kate C

Thanks to Atheq, my soccer journey transformed from battling constant knee pain post-surgeries to thriving on the field. The holistic approach brought me relief, making practices, games, and weightlifting sessions pain-free. I wholeheartedly endorse this service for athletes seeking to conquer pain and optimize performance.

Jaycee I

I am a 60 something year old musician living in the UK, about 12 months ago out of the blue, I experienced excruciating pain in my shoulders, my movement was severely limited to the point where I could not put a jacket on, or put my hands above my head, this was very troubling to me and quite limiting in everyday tasks.

A few of my friends said it was “probably my age”, the doctor referred me to a physio, who said it was a “frozen shoulder” and gave me some exercises to do.

The problem was, I couldn’t do any exercises because of the limitation of movement or if I could move my arms my muscle would spasm and it would be very painful.

Anton’s way was a whole new world to me that made sense straight away, as we worked together over the weeks, I could see definite improvement. Anton was extremely thorough and laser focused in getting results, and with his help, real progress was made. After just a few sessions, I was able to move my arms more freely and the pain dissipated.

I am absolutely certain that this would not have happened without Anton’s help, and it has given me a much better understanding of the muscle systems and how this condition came about.

It will be a lifetimes habit now, to keep these twinges, stiffening, spasms, and weaknesses at bay with the ingenious system Anton has developed.

I am so grateful to Anton and his tireless work in this field and have absolutely no reservations recommending him to my friends, ( even the ones who called me old!)

Andy L

I was referred to Anton after several months of attempting to heal from a lower back injury that took place in late 2021.  The back injury was not only not healing, but was beginning to cause all sorts of related pain in my glutes, hips, and knees.  I’m an athlete and novice body builder, and the injuries were making my favorite passion almost unbearable.  Additionally, I work in a high stress job, and was unaware of how shot my nervous system was.   I had exhausted traditional methods of recovery; physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and stretching, and a spinal injection.  Nothing worked.  When I went to see Anton, I will admit I was skeptical, and honestly I still don’t always understand how the methods actually work.  All I know is that they do.  I think my biggest eye-opener was the realization that my brain was the main culprit in sabotaging my healing; that in an attempt to protect the body from further trauma, it had reprogrammed my body to work in a way that it wasn’t designed to, which was making things worse.  I then had to reprogram my mind to trust my body of what it’s capable of in order to ease the pain. 

I still engage in this re-programming today.  I’m about 90% pain free with just occasional bad days when I overdue things.  But I’m in the gym 5 days a week, and back to being able to do compound movements like squats and deadlifts without fear or pain.  I’ve also kicked painkillers and muscle relaxers, and my nervous system is better regulated despite my high-stress job.

A final note.  Anton sincerely cares for the people he works with.  During the course of our training, I had what I can only assume was some type of nervous breakdown, from stress I was experiencing at work and with the injuries.  Anton took time out of his day to call me at home and talk me through it.  His accessibility was breath of fresh air compared to most professionals in the health care field, and his genuine interest in following up was always greatly appreciated. 

If you’re dealing with any kind of physical or mental trauma, I seriously suggest you go see Anton.  At the very least, you will learn a lot about the way your mind and body work.

Steve D

I have had back issues for many years until I met Mr. Vannelli.  I tried everything Chiropractor, OMT, Massage, etc.  This new approach from Mr. Vannelli made a significant change with my back pain.  Now I am able to have a life again with comfortable walks, riding my bicycle, and going dancing.  I was desperate and willing to try anything because my doctors could not help me.  I would recommend Mr. Vannelli to everyone who has back pain.  Mr Vannelli also offers exercises to help with sleep aid.  I had one session of exercises for my sleep disorder which helped me a lot now I am sleeping like a baby!
Joy B

My name is Wayne, I first talked to Anton three months ago, I was in a lot of pain which I have been in for several years from disc issues, after a few sessions with Anton my back pain is completely gone, no more pain pills and no more muscle relaxers, thank you Anton, and thank you Lynn for telling Anton of my situation.  Thank you.

Wayne H

Anton is revolutionary and life-changing. Before I started working with him, I’d gone to Physical Therapy for six years with no real progress. My knees have a tendency to dislocate and I have had three surgeries to help stabilize them. However, since the first surgery, I’d been in chronic knee pain. Nothing helped and I was unable to stand for more than 30 minutes without aching pain and swelling. But after my first three weeks with Anton, my knee pain almost completely vanished. 
Since working with him, we discovered not only that my glutes had stopped functioning (causing my knee instability and pain), but also that my abdominals had completely shut off. Once we handled my knee pain, I was able to realize I’d been living in back pain for a long time as well. After a month of work, I was completely free of that as well. Anton’s work has changed my life and delivered me from the everyday pain that made it hard to function. He’s detail-oriented and always evolving and changing his tested and practiced techniques to make sure I get the best care that is specific to the unique way my body responds. I finally have my life back, and it’s thanks to him.
Amanda V

I’ve been dealing with a shoulder injury after a fall on Memorial Day. Although standard pt had helped me a lot, I still had problems with my shoulder (as well as chronically tight shoulders and neck) and knew I needed to do more but wasn’t sure what. And I happened to see Gino’s post about his work with Anton. I read through the comments, checked out his website, and decided to contact Anton. He has helped me so much. We’ve been working on strengthening abs, obliques, biceps and pecs (all with the goal of getting everything working as it should to help with the shoulder) and I’ve seen great improvement there. He also helped with my right hip. It wasn’t laying flat when I was on my back and with a few simple exercises, it’s now flat. I definitely notice the difference in all these areas when I’m in my yoga class.  I like that he explains everything in a way I understand and I can monitor my progress between our meetings. 

Nadine R

I have had a condition called “cervical dystonia” (laterocollis) since the age of 12 due to a head trauma. I am currently 68, and have tried multiple approaches to treat my chronic stiff neck muscles condition and head tilt, from physical therapy, to different diets, to exercise, to injections, to surgeries, plus different medications, but unfortunately nothing was effective enough.  I have been a fan of Gino Vannelli’s music since around 1975 and also follow his page on Facebook. Back in early November, Gino posted an article about his son’s Anton practice. After reading it,  I couldn’t see a reason why not to give Anton a chance.  We got in touch for a consultation, liked what I heard, next I decided to give Anton’s unique approach a try. 

What turned me on to Anton’s approach is the fact that no one within my past 56 years living with this condition treated my neck via the body area that Anton does, plus the clarity that Anton explains the correlation between the body, brain, muscles, spine and the nervous system was convincing and made sense.  So far, I had four sessions with Anton, and I feel certain in saying that his approach/treatment does effect my neck muscles in a positive way, and of that positive change, I have no doubt.  We had some tweaking to do, but that’s part of the process for breaking the pattern of contractions my neck muscles have been doing daily for the past several decades.  I realize that change and progress require time, patience and determination, but I also am aware that I’ve been living with this condition for 56 years now, and my brain needs some reprogramming and some reconditioning to go through.  In conclusion, I see that Anton’s methodology taps into distinctive body areas, plus identifies and exposes all key (body and mind) players responsible in triggering my current condition, goes after them, and therefore have the pure natural potential of breaking that “locked code” that many other professionals attempted but failed to break.  
Robert A

After just one session with Anton, and once doing the exercises on my own, I’ve had big releases of both congestion, and tension. His protocol is powerful! Results come quickly, keeping me motivated. Old tenseness, which some call chronic holding patterns, have faded, or are fading; I feel my core is stronger, more solid. And > big payoff > my sleep has become amazing! 
I so appreciate Anton’s passion and clarity – his work has surely been the ‘next step’ in my healing! 

I’ve been working with Anton for weeks. In 3 short, hour long sessions, he accomplished more than Harvard professors have, by leaps and bounds, spanning decades. Subsequent to a plethora of ailments for over 30 years, I have had a constant need for physicians in Boston & Phoenix. Anton’s approach is the absolute best thus far, in that I get immediate results. We work from the comfort of my home, remotely. I don’t require pain management, nor nearly as many meds. My mind is far more at ease than I can recall, in every regard. He is about cause, effect & improvement. Simply, the more you release, the better you feel. He is brilliant in his approach. I look forward to working with him indefinitely. In such a short time frame, my future health wise is far less bleak. For there is no price tag, which you can apply. I am blessed to have Anton, as a touch stone. He far supersedes expectations…

Lynne M

As a former professional dancer, I know when someone understands how the body works, and Anton is one of those people. He can also help you heal yourself by helping you understand how your own body works. I’ve only had a few sessions with Anton and already I can see and feel this process working. The great thing is you can see an end to your pain.

Risa C

Anton helped me target my glutes to combat my extreme hip pain. I started out with absolutely no control over my gluteus max muscles (certain parts of the muscles were inactive… and I was an athlete and worked out/went on jogs).
He has a unique approach. I’m very thankful for the work he has done with me and for the TIME he has spent on my needs. He is a great listener too. I don’t know how he remembers all of his clients’ details, but it’s impressive.
Jessica D

What Anton Vannelli has created here should be taught in Physical Education classes all around the world! I came to him with massive lower back pains as to where if I wasn’t laying down flat I was in pain! Now I was lucky because with his extensive knowledge on the matter he knew exactly what was wrong and what I needed after the first session I was already relieved of some pain. Then after each week, each session, not only did he relieve some pain but taught me even more. Things that I was taught on how to sit, my posture, etc, were the leading issues that got to where I was. After 2 months, I am like how I was before and even better! I cannot wait to continue expanding on other areas and getting my mind blown! *explosion sound!*

Valentine Lan

After suffering through a lower back injury for the last three years, I had the good fortune of meeting Anton.  Any skepticism that I went into the meeting with was gone by the end of the first session.  I’m a logical guy so the human brain is fascinating to me.  His explanation of re-mapping my brain to fire the proper muscles to counteract the overcompensation by my lower back was intriguing.  He expressed his theory and laid out a plan to correct the imbalance.  Throughout my sessions with Anton, I experienced several moments of disbelief over how he was able to analyze and then alleviate my discomfort when a spasm would occur.  His understanding of the human body and mind impressed me.  What was even more impressive was the detail of his analysis after each session and the corresponding action plan.  I never felt as if the plan was copied and pasted from a master program.  It was so customized and specific to my situation that it felt as if I was his only client (which, based on his successful practice is certainly not true).  On top of that, he regularly reached out between sessions to check in on me.  He truly cares about the people he is dedicated to helping.  
My biggest takeaway from my sessions with Anton………his plan worked!!!  I’m able to do any physical activity that I want with confidence and any resulting discomfort afterward can be mitigated by the techniques I learned from him.  If my body ever fails me again, I’m calling Anton.  
Jason M.

Anton is a “Miracle Worker” he has helped me when I needed it the most. I had gotten a new extremely physical job and it was taking its toll on me with my back. I only needed about 3-4 meetings to fix my pain and soreness because what he does and knows works. Now at work I don’t feel any pain at all no matter what I lift within reason as long as I follow the process I can lift it safely and confidently. The thing that takes the longest is either waking up to the fact that Anton is your only REAL solution, not some temporary solution that you need to do every other 2 months or the fact that when the pain is gone it’s real, welcome to the reality of the Atheq existence.

Brody N.

I have been aware of Anton and Atheq System since he started his business in 2018. I was fortunate to attend a live demonstration and a one day workshop with Anton and was extremely impressed with what he had to say. It wasn’t until COVID hit in the spring of 2020 and I was in Oregon that I reached out for a personal session. I was experiencing excruciating back pain and felt very confident that Anton could help. Through my initial virtual online visit with Anton, I immediately moved much more effectively without pain. I had several additional sessions with Anton to educate me on my problem and teach me what I needed to know to build up muscle groups, specifically my glutes and abdomen, that had not been working correctly.  Within a few sessions, I had what I needed to continue working on my own. Before working with Anton, I experienced back pain for years, which I treated with my chiropractor’s routine visits. Since I started working with Anton, I have not experienced any more problems at all.  A true blessing!!! Thanks to Anton, I finally have the tools I need to improve my posture as well – so now it’s up to me.  Anton is incredible, brilliant, and is motivated by challenging opportunities to continue researching and implementing tools to change lives.  I highly recommend Anton Vannelli and his work!!!

Kathy M. Alpharetta, GA

I have suffered from lower back pain in my sacral joints on and off for years.  In one session, Anton was able to pinpoint specific weak spots that contributed to this pain and give me solid advice on how to strengthen and target those muscle groups.  After working on these weak spots, I have been pain free now for 3 months.  I am hitting PR’s on every muscle group in the weight room as well.

Max. S - Portland, OR

I want to take a moment to thank Anton for allowing me to work with him. I’ve had acute back pain for over 6 months and had to stop my active life of YOGA, RUNNING AND WEIGHTS. During this time I sought help from an Osteopath who treated several professional athletes. He had treated me in the past whenever I would over do my training. To no avail, my doctor sent me for an MRI, well the news was devastating. The diagnosis was 4 herniated discs in my lower back, L1-2,L3-4, L4-5, L5 WAS ALSO WITH ARTHRITIS. I sought help from another well known osteopath to treat me. I have to say after a month it helped, however the news wasn’t good. She stated that I would never run again and that I was limited in activity. This is not what I wanted to hear at age 56, living an extremely active life. I’ve been practicing yoga for seven years and running for 20. I love Tennis and Golf, so to be told I would be limited, really, as if I was 70 years old. I immediately contacted ANTON as I heard many good things about his treatment. After working only one week with him I began noticing less pain. I work as a security guard for major events, concerts, Montreal Canadian hockey games ….so forth. I stand for 7- 8 hours sometimes. Anton gave me a set of exercises and postural changes to do and after 3 weeks I can say that I am 80% better.

My back is heavily damaged, so if ANTON can help me, imagine what he can do for you!!

Ronnie M. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“I have been in pain for 15 years which has caused me great difficulty in movement. When I saw Anton, he taught me in a few minutes how one move could reduce my pain and ease my difficulty in moving. Using the one movement he showed me has increased my ability to move and has reduced the pain I feel when moving. Stepping up onto a curb or going upstairs was nearly impossible for me and now I am able to do both with much more confidence and less fear of falling. I owe that to Anton Vannelli.”

Rhonda F. - Portland, OR

“Personally, he has been able to help me in a lot of ways, made me stronger, the way I walk and my balance, I’m stronger than ever.”

Christian M. - Muldrow, OK

“Anton was able to teach my son about core strength which is so much more important than I ever knew! This is helping him dramatically with his posture, his strength and his balance. I just can’t say enough good about Anton and his ability to teach! If you just want better core strength, better posture, and would like to take care of your hips and your knees and ward off what usually comes with age, contact Anton!!”

Kim M. - Muldrow, OK

“This is a really great program! Anton is very professional, he has a very very good understanding of how the body is supposed to move, and how individual muscles work, as well as a phenomenal eye for postural imbalances and how to correct them. He has a very inspiring story, is very passionate about what he does, and willing to go the extra mile for others. This system will help a ton of people, and as a personal trainer, I would definitely recommend Anton and the Atheq System to anybody!”

Landon S. - Muldrow, OK

“I’ve struggled with knee pain for the past 7 years. In speaking with Anton, his well-analyzed theory of basic mechanics and motor skills to maintain physical health has honestly been a huge improvement to supporting my knees and overall posture. My chiropractor would be especially proud to see these improvements, as well. Throughout the day, you don’t realize the stress of just standing if you’re doing wrong until you start doing it right. Grateful for a place like Atheq providing people knowledge and overall health.”

Jahnna K. - Los Angeles, CA

“After having issues with shoulder impingement for over 5 yrs, I had come to believe that I would just have to live with it and would always be limited with what I could do with my right side. I have been using the ONE change you told me to make, and I am THRILLED to say it has helped so much. When I feel discomfort in that arm now, it reminds me to do what you showed me. Just by remembering the “mirror technique” and doing what you said, just one change and I have immediate relief. When I am consistent with keeping the right posture in check, I actually forget about that arm, and that has not happened in several years. I am hopeful that i can get back to doing some of the things I used to love to do. I would highly recommend Anton to anyone!!”

Leslie B. - Moore, OK

“I’ve dealt with chronic migraines and neck/back pain for as long as I can remember. Within the first couple days of listening to Anton and using his system, the strain in my neck had almost completely gone away and he helped save me from losing a few days to a migraine; I felt the warning signs, contacted Anton, and he gave me more specific pointers that saved me from losing days of productivity. What I thought I would need to spend thousands of more dollars on in a doctors office to remedy was simply fixed by listening to and utilizing his techniques.”

Megan E. - Portland, OR

“I was impressed with Anton’s knowledge of functional movement of the body. My nephew has a traumatic brain injury, and sessions with Anton have helped him make improvements in his walking, balance and general movement. Anton’s system is fairly simple and follows a logical progression. I think he could teach it to anyone. And I think anyone could benefit from his program. Anton works very hard to improve his clients posture, it’s the heart of his program. Want to look younger and free yourself from pain? Let Anton teach you how to improve your posture and move more athletically.
In the end, my nephew did moves he hasn’t been able to do for five years, the pride he felt was enormous. My nephew has had a lot of therapy and coaching in the past, but this was very different. The results were rapid and dramatic. I myself am recovering from a serious knee injury, Anton was very helpful with his technique and advice right from the start , when I contacted him to help me. And he’s nice , and positive, and we feel very blessed to be the recipients of his knowledge and his friendship. Thank you Anton!”

Robyn K. - Springdale, AK

“Anton noticed that I had a knee sleeve on while playing basketball and approached me about whether I had knee problems, when I had just hurt my lateral meniscus. Through what he showed me, I was able to support my knee in athletics to the point where I no longer even noticed my injury! We then got into a deep conversation about spinal mechanics and functional movement as I am a chiropractic student and this is my field of interest as well. Anton is very informative and as a chiro student I learned a great deal just from our conversation. I would highly recommend a visit to him to help assess your posture and how you move, as one small change could be huge!”

David R. - Portland, OR

“Thank you Anton, for everything! The technique you taught me when my lower back was hurting so badly has helped me immensely and I can’t thank you enough!” 

Carnetta B. - Corbett, OR

“Anton at Atheq changed the way I view the mechanics of my body in two sessions. I am extremely active, but I also sit at work more than half of the day. He helped me to realize that by activating my core and stabilizing my posture, I could not only reduce, but also eliminate my neck and back pain. Thanks, Anton!”


Justin B. - Portland, OR

“Anton was really helpful with coaching shooting, jumping, and running mechanics. He helped me improve my form. This in return has been part of the reason I was able to head to college and get scouted to become a practice player for a D1 College Basketball team. He’s very knowledgeable on his subject, showed by examples, and explained why these particular mechanics he was teaching were better. I would say since he trained with me I’ve improved on my shooting percentage tremendously. I’ve got a slightly higher vertical, and I know how to explode better when running. I think the most important thing he helped me with was my landing mechanics, which you could compare to Derrick Rose (Constantly injured). I’ve had a bad history of being injured, but since Anton helped change my landing mechanics I’ve managed to avoid injuries since!

I’d give 5/5 star ratings, excellent trainer, friendly, and I recommend to any athletes out there trying to improve on their skills and mechanics.”


Nick C. - Corvallis, OR

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