How To Sleep With Rotator Cuff Pain

Rotator cuff pain can be debilitating. It’s not until you damage the group of muscles in your shoulder that you appreciate what your shoulder facilitates. Getting up, running, partaking in sports, and even walking can suddenly feel excruciating. While rotator cuff pain initially starts as a dull throb, it can quickly worsen and cause further…

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Is Lower Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Aside from heartburn, indigestion, and pelvic pain (of course), lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from pregnant women.  It’s not easy being pregnant. It’s one of life’s greatest joys, but it also comes with its fair share of physical upset as your body adjusts to its new normal. By…

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What Is Pilates?

If you’ve listened to the Women’s Health: Happy Hour podcast, downloaded the “7 Reasons Why Pilates Will Ease Your Pain And Reshape Your Life” guide, or visited the LEVEL4 Physical Therapy clinic and seen the slightly intimidating Pilates Reformer machines; you’ll know we’re big fans of Pilates. It’s not only our favorite form of exercise…

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What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Are you worried you have a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Some women consider living with pelvic organ prolapse like carrying a bowling ball around in their underwear. It sounds dramatic – if you haven’t experienced it. Still, this description perfectly illustrates the unrelenting pressure and tugging pain inside the vagina that accompanies this common women’s health…

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Why Can’t I Control My Bladder? 

The joy of laughter is one of life’s greatest pleasures, right? Well, not if you’re a woman who can’t control her bladder and suffers from urinary incontinence.  If that’s you, we get it. We know it’s the opposite that is true – laughing is no fun at all, and in extreme cases, the leakage that…

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Should I Have Surgery to Repair a Tear in My Rotator Cuff?

Rotator Cuff Surgery

“I have been having shoulder pain on and off for several years now. It usually goes away after several weeks but this time the pain is really affecting the quality of my life. After visiting my orthopedic doctor, I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear which was confirmed by an MRI. I have been…

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5 Different Ideas for A Healthier Valentine’s Day

Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to start planning what you want to buy for your loved one – so by the time Valentine’s Day comes around, you’re not in trouble! 😉 But the question always is – what do you get? Another cheesy heart-shaped box of chocolates? A…

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Why You Shouldn’t Let a Rotator Cuff Tear on Your MRI Scare You? What You Can Do Instead of Painkillers, Injections and Avoid Painful Surgery!

Physical Therapy

“I have been having off and shoulder pain for several years now. It usually goes away after several weeks but this time the pain is really affecting the quality of my life. After visiting my orthopedic doctor, I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear which was confirmed by an MRI. I have been in…

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In Search of the Perfect Pillow

Perfect Pillow

How Should You Select the Best Pillow to Avoid Neck Pain? One of the biggest complaints we’ve been hearing from our clients is how much neck and shoulder pain they have been experiencing during their sleep! Quickly followed by the most common question we get asked “can you recommend a good pillow for sleep?” Looking at…

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6 Reasons Walking is the Most Underrated Form of Exercise

Walking

We had a woman from Encinitas, CA call us this week and asked us this… “I am 52 year old mother of 4 children and I was intrigued by your last blog and all of the helpful information you had on the fitness mistakes people make when trying to stay fit…especially during the quarantine. For…

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