Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf?

Golfing buddies

Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf?   “Why is it my low back hurts after I get done playing a round of golf?” This was a question we recently got asked… Let’s first talk about the sport itself. Golf… It’s a rotational sport. We rotate through the trunk from the hips,…

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Exercising After Having A Baby… When Is It Safe To Start?

Tiny babies feet

Exercising After Having A Baby… When Is It Safe To Start? I wanted to tell you about a common question that I got asked four times in the last two weeks… as most of these women were about three months after having their baby, some were sooner, and they want to know, “When is it…

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Why Does My Shoulder Only Hurt When I Move My Arm, But Feels Fine At My Side?

Shoulder pain

Why Does My Shoulder Only Hurt When I Move My Arm… But Feels Fine At My Side?… This is one of the most common shoulder questions we get asked in the clinic. This week I had a question asked by one of our clients Brooke, 49, from Encinitas, who asked… “For the past several weeks…

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3 Secrets to Eliminate Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain

Neck and shoulder pain are never any fun! In fact, it is the 8th leading cause for disability in the United States and 4th in the world. If the head is not held in the correct postural position, then it exerts about 3.6 times more force than it takes to stand upright with good posture.…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Low back pain and exercise

Want to know if it is safe to exercise with a bad back? This week I had a question asked by one of our amazing clients, Rob, 51, from Carlsbad… And it’s one that we get asked often! It went something like this… “This past weekend I was skating and I hurt my back. It was…

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What is Diastasis Recti & Did Someone Mention Surgery?

Diastasis recti and exercise

DIASTASIS RECTI Diastasis Recti often occurs during pregnancy when the growing baby stretches the abdominal muscles and tissues. Some women’s abdominal area heals on its own after the baby is born, but approximately 33% of women’s don’t heal completely postpartum by 6-8 weeks. So is your belly pooch because of diastasis or is there another…

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Sciatica: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Sciatica

Sciatica… Or Sciatic nerve irritation… Or pain down your leg that comes from your back. At Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance, it is not unusually for us to hear of people complaining of either pain or numbness while favoring their back. Medical doctors often suggest physical therapy and stretching to help relieve the incredible pain of sciatica. Treatment can…

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3 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game

Back pain and golf

With roughly 26 million golfers in the United States and about 6.5 million of those being over the age of 65 years, back pain is becoming more prevalent in the game of golf. As we age, natural spinal mobility decreases, which makes us more susceptible to injuries of the spine. It is estimated that nearly…

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4 Common Postpartum Body Myths (and what to do so you aren’t embarrassed anymore!)

Postpartum

There is constant pressure women face to look like their pre-pregnancy self so quickly after they deliver.  Is that our goal to hurry up and look a certain way to impress others?  As busy moms, we dismiss the fact we need to focus on taking care of our body and allow it to heal properly,…

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7 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Returns

Back pain returns

Over 80% of people just like you will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives.  Unfortunately for many people, low back pain returns and becomes a recurrent condition.  In part, they think that once the pain goes away, they consider themselves healed… and then a few months later; WHAMOO! It comes back –…

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