How Quickly Can I Return to Sports After ACL Surgery?

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?

Knee Pain With 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?” She told us she was attending her local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help her lose weight.  She 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 Today

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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Can Physical Therapy Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

Can PT Help 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 PT & Wellness. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still…

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How Can I Stop Knee Pain Without Surgery?

How Can I Stop 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 maybe 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 live…

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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 January and the hustle and bustle of the holidays are alive and well. Over the last couple of 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…

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Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees?  There are several reasons why your joint aches and pain feel worse in cold weather.  If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s…

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