Should I Use Ice or Heat for Pain?

Fire or Ice

This weekend both my 8 and 10-year-old daughter’s (Sophia and Alexa) participated in the same local soccer tournament. One of their teammate’s mother asked me a very common question we get asked in the clinic almost on a daily basis. Her question was: “Dr. Oscar, my daughter was complaining of her hamstring muscle hurting after…

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How Quickly Can I Return to Sports After ACL Surgery?

How quickly can I return to sports after ACL surgery? This week I wanted to answer a common question we recently get asked quite regularly by our post ACL surgery clients: “Dr. Andalon…my name is Amy, I’m 36 years old and I had my right ACL reconstructed six months ago after injuring myself during a…

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Why do I have knee pain when I squat?

Why do I have knee pain when I squat?

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… “Why do I have knee pain when I squat?” He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg extensions,…

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight No Matter What I Do?

Why Can't I lose Weight No Matter What I Do?

Why Can’t I Lose Weight No Matter What I Do? Are you trying to lose weight? Or ever wondered to yourself ‘Why can’t I lose weight no matter what I do?’ We have all been there time and time again. Sometimes you feel like you are doing everything right, but for some reason, you can’t see…

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The 6 Worst Morning Habits You Should Definitely Stop Today

The 6 Worst Morning Habits You Should Definitely Stop Today1

The daily don’ts may seem harmless, but they could be sapping your energy, stressing you out, and giving you more unpleasant side effects. How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. A screaming match with your partner? Not a good way to start. A good, hearty breakfast? Much…

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

How PT Helps Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Most people think that when they get knee pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and goes away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, knee pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain.  It’s often even worse than it was…

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PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success

PRP Injection Physical Therapy

I wanted to answer an email I received this past summer from one of our clients, Jackie 64, from Encinitas, CA, who asked about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP injections); a popular topic we get asked by our clients at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still in a…

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How Can I Stop Knee Pain Without Surgery?

Knee pain without surgery

So you want to know how you can stop knee pain without surgery? If you’re like a lot of people over age 40, knees that have served you well for years gradually start hurting and swelling – especially once you increase your activity. They may start making cracking or popping sounds, and you may even…

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6 Critical Strategies for Creating Meaningful Social Connections to Help You Live Longer

Creating Meaningful Social Connections

In a digital age, face-to-face communication is critical to help in creating meaningful social connections and may be more important than ever before. In fact, your health may depend on it. It’s time to put down your phone, and go out to meet a friend or loved one for coffee; it just may help you…

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7 Steps To Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

7 Steps To Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

We are now in December and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is alive and well. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve actually had some of our clients starting to talk about New Year’s resolutions and trying to come up with some things that they can do. With some of our VIP Year of…

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