3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now!

Back Pain

We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging back pain? What I’m about to tell you, might sound surprising but hear me out and I’ll explain…

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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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9 Simple Tips for Flying with Back Pain

Flying with Back Pain

We recently were asked the following question by one of our clients who has been dealing with chronic back pain: “I’ve suffered with back pain for over 20 years. And every time I have to travel for work or vacation I dread the flight with a passion. My back pain gets worse throughout the flight…

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain While Going Up and Down Stairs?

This question was asked by one of our new clients who is suffering with knee pain: “Dr. Andalon, I’ve suffered with an on-off type of knee pain now for more than a year. What I can’t put my finger on is when it started or why, and more confusing is that my knee pain gets…

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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?

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 co-ed indoor soccer game. I was recently discharged from physical…

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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?

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 the changes you are hoping for. It can be very…

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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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