How to Find the Best TRICARE Physical Therapy Provider for You

Tricare

As an active duty or retired military member, it may be hard to find a TRICARE physical therapy provider off base or know what your TRICARE insurance plan does and does not cover. Many active duty military members and their spouses don’t know that they have options when it comes to their healthcare benefits off base! At…

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Breaking the Silence on Pelvic Organ Prolapse By Dr. Dawn Andalon, DPT, MTC, CPI

Pelvic Pain

Hey ladies….Do you have a feeling of increased pressure or a feeling of heaviness in the vaginal or rectal area? Maybe you feel like something is out of place and not quite looking the same down there like it used to. Maybe it scared the daylights out of you when you went to the bathroom…

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Why Modifying Your Ab Workout With Diastasis Recti Is Not The Answer

One of the most common issues I see in my practice of treating women after pregnancy is diastasis recti (or abdominal separation).  This is a lot more common than people think.  Almost 100% of women have this condition during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Many times, especially after multiple pregnancies, the separation does not close…

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Why Frustrating Postnatal Back Pain Can Get In The Way Of Taking Care Of Your Family

Postnatal back pain

As a busy mother, nothing can be more frustrating than aches and pains that of postnatal back pain that slows you down.  Lifting your kids into a crib or car seat, pushing a stroller, chasing your kids through the store when they try running away, or carrying a heavy diaper bag all puts extra strain…

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Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back Pain Relief

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it to improve their dancing performance. Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back…

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6 Simple Yoga Poses To Eliminate Annoying Low Back Pain and Stiffness

6 Simple Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain

Have you ever thought about you could implement yoga into your daily life?  Do you want to know some simple yoga poses that you can do to help eliminate annoying low back pain and stiffness?  Then you need to read on… If you are anything like me, your life probably sounds something like this. Your…

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Why Poor Sleeping Habits Lead to Alzheimer’s or Dementia…

Improving Poor Sleep Habits

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, but we usually think short term about how we might feel the next day, how it may affect our ability to exercise, or what it can do to your mood…but did you know that poor sleep habits are linked to an increased…

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The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

Golfer

Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that…

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Why Cold Weather Running Is Good For You!

Winter Running

Here in San Diego, when it drops below about 60 degrees, we feel pretty cold. And I know that sounds funny but I’m going to share with you why getting up early in the morning and cold weather running, especially in December or January is going to actually benefit you. “Cold Weather Running Tip” #1:…

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What is the Best Way to Stay Fit Over 40?

Older Couple Jogging In Park

Here are some of the best things that you can do to stay fit over 40, and why this type of exercise is really going to benefit you? Stay Fit Over 40 Well, as we age, we lose flexibility in our joints and our soft tissue. We also have changes in our coordination and balance,…

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